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Bolivia: Fuel backdown shows pressures

On December 31, the Bolivian government of President Evo Morales repealed a decree, passed five days earlier, to remove subsidies for fuel. Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Chávez Highlights Education, Food, Health and Democracy on 12th Anniversary as President

On Wednesday Venezuela marked the 12th anniversary of President Hugo Chávez’s February 1999 first oath of office. To commemorate, Chávez and supporters held four televised site visits in the nation’s capital, highlighting gains in education, food, health and people’s power that he attributed to the “Bolivarian Revolution.” Continue reading

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Socialist People's Power: An Essential Feature of Any Revolution

An interesting phenomenon, this one of recent days. It appears that the faucet has finally been opened, allowing the free flow of opinions, critiques, and self-criticisms in the Revolutionary Bolivarian camp. Continue reading

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Over 150,000 Venezuelan Farmers Join Mision Agro Venezuela

A new program directed at developing national agricultural production has successfully registered over 150,000 farmers interested in participating. The program combines both private and public funding to support domestic farming and distribution of food products. Continue reading

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Bolivian Gov't Takes Health Care, Legal Services to Amazon

Over 6,000 people living in the Bolivian Amazon will benefit from comprehensive programs for health care and legal assistance, a government source said on Tuesday. Continue reading

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UN General Secretary to Visit Ecuador on Feb 15

The general secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, will visit Ecuador on Feb 15, the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño announced. Continue reading

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Ecuador,Cuba Foreign Ministers Issue Joint Statement

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and Cuba’s Bruno Rodriguez issued a joint statement on Tuesday following the 2nd Meeting of the Political Consultation Mechanism, in which they agreed to strengthen bilateral relations. Continue reading

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An Assessment of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution at Twelve Years

On the 12th anniversary of Chavez’s first oath of office as president of Venezuela on February 2, 1999, one can easily get the impression from the international mainstream media that Venezuela is trapped in a terminal spiral towards becoming a state socialist dictatorship. Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Chavez Calls for Non-Interference in Egypt

In reaction to the six days, so far, of protests in Egypt against president Hosni Mubarak, who has been president for 29 years, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez criticised U.S “meddling” in the issue, and expressed solidarity with the “Arab world”. Continue reading

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U.S. Poor to Benefit from 6th Year of Subsidized Venezuelan Heating Oil

Yesterday Venezuela’s Petroluem Corporation, CITGO announced the start of its sixth year providing subsidized heating oil to low-income people in the United States. An estimated 132,000 households across the U.S. will benefit from the program this year, amounting to $60 million dollars worth of savings. Continue reading

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