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Transformations in Latin America and the Caribbean
This week Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underscored the importance of the Venezuelan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ACAV), the first national education, research, and extension center dedicated to improving agricultural production in the Latin American nation.
In a move that will provide important savings for low-income families, the Venezuelan government unveiled a plan distribute 12 million new textbooks to primary school students around the country in the coming scholastic year. The announcement was made last Monday by Education Minister Maryann Hanson.
Washington is preparing funds to support the opposition’s campaign against President Hugo Chavez during the coming presidential elections in 2012
On August 15, representatives of three indigenous groups and their supporters will begin a 375-mile trek from Trinidad in the Bolivian lowlands to the highland capital of La Paz, to protest the government’s plan to build a highway through their ancestral homeland known as the TIPNIS (Isiboro-Sécure Indigenous Territory and National Park). Continue reading
The National Assembly will meets Thursday to elect its first and second vice presidents and committee, amid expectations about who will hold the posts.
The Bolivian government on Thursday repeated its accusations against opposition parties and their campaigns to get voters to spoil their ballots in the Oct. 16 judicial elections. Deputy Justice Minister Marcelo Cox said the political interests of organizations like Movimiento Sin Miedo, Convergencia Nacional and Unidad Nacional, are behind these campaigns.
Speaking to CNN en Espanol on July 27, Bolivian President Evo Morales said “When presidents do not submit to the United States government, to its policies, there are coups.”
Indigenous protests condemn Pando Prefect Leopoldo Fernandez over the massacre of peasants in Pando during the September 2008 attempted coup
n this interview, PSUV member Dr. Luis Rodriguez analyses the opposition’s electoral strategy for the 2012 presidential elections and their relationship with the United States’ government. Continue reading
What could halt the tornado that is Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez? Since he came to office in 1999 his domestic opponents have tried all things constitutional and unconstitutional to remove him and derail his Bolivarian revolution – all to no avail. The United States too, whose entire political class finds Chávez’s quest to build “21st-century socialism” noxious, has employed various tactics (isolation, embargos and granting financial support to the opposition) in order to unseat him – without success. The Venezuelan president has remained sovereign, and the powerful connection he maintains with his supporters is unbroken. Continue reading