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Transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Few Facts About Recent Venezuelan Laws And The Case Of Judge Afiuni

Some of my friends in the States have had some concerns about recent events in Venezuela. From here in Venezuela, however, it seems there may be some misinformation, something common, of course, to media portrayals. Continue reading

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United Nations Approves Two More Resolutions by Bolivia: Harmony With Nature and Indigenous Issues

Earlier this week, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved by consensus two resolutions presented by Bolivia. The first, entitled “Harmony with Nature,” asks to convene an interactive dialogue on International Mother Earth Day on April 22nd, 2011. Continue reading

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Bolivia defends sharp fuel increase after strikes

Bolivian President Evo Morales defended an 83-percent hike on gasoline prices, saying previous subsidies were a “drain on the economy” after bus drivers announced an open-ended strike. Continue reading

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Transport Workers In Bolivia Strike Due To Rise In Fuel Prices

Bus drivers and other transport workers in Bolivia began an indefinite strike Monday in protest against an increase of more than 70 percent in the price of fuel. Continue reading

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Venezuelan University Law Creates Student Bill of Rights, “Democratizes” Higher Education

As students in the United States and Europe protest against soaring tuition and lack of funding for public higher education, the Venezuelan National Assembly has passed an unprecedented law to include professors, students, workers, and local community members in university decision-making and to eliminate barriers to higher education. Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez Defends Law to Prevent Crimes Online

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez considered necessary on Sunday to reform the Law on Social Responsibility on Radio and Television (Resorte), aimed at preventing crimes online. Continue reading

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Venezuela: Capitalist Revolution versus Human Emancipation

Across the globe, over the last decade, the ‘wretched of the earth’ have set their hopeful, tearful, proletarian eyes on the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America, in particular, on Venezuela, on President Hugo Chavez Frias, on the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Continue reading

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Women and Revolutionary Transformation in Venezuela

Yoly Fernandez lives in a barrio in the city of Valencia in Venezuela. She has been involved in community politics all her life and is a member of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), headed by Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez. Fernandez works in Mission MERCAL, the government agency that sells subsidised food to the population. I interviewed her in May 2010. Continue reading

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Venezuela: Parliament Passes Enabling Law, Chávez Begins Offensive against Landlords and Speculators

On Friday 10th of December, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez publicly asked the PSUV deputies in the National Assembly to pass a new Enabling Law, giving him power to take rapid action, faced with the natural disaster caused by the heavy rainstorms, which have left around 100,000 Venezuelans homeless. Continue reading

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The concept of Homeland property

President Chávez practices the Property of the Homeland concept which is superior to the concept of Social Property. He wraps it, and he gives it meaning. He makes it more human, more understandable and he brings it closer to the people’s souls.
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