All content tagged: Hugo Chavez

Les Crises - 2017-08-05 - Original post - cached version

Suite de notre série sur le Venezuela, avec différents articles visant à compléter la vision diffusée par les médias.

Rappelons que nous ne soutenons aucun camp là-bas, militons pour que le peuple vénézuelien choisisse librement et démocratiquement son avenir, et condamnons...

The Duran - 2017-08-01 - Original post - cached version

The United States continues to meddle in Venezuela’s democracy after yesterday’s nation wide vote for a Constitutional Assembly that will proceed with constitutional reforms aimed at ending the political deadlock between President Maduro and the country’s National Assembly which since...

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version

In the brilliant but flawed David Fincher film Fight Club, based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, Tyler Durden’s (Brad Pitt) underground boxing club reconfigures itself into something called “Project Mayhem,” a skulking, surreptitious program to wreak havoc on the consumerist hive of corporate...

Cercle Des Volontaires - 2017-05-24 - Original post - cached version

Le président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro avait annoncé au début du mois qu’il convoquerait une Assemblée Constituante pour la rédaction d’une nouvelle constitution qui remplacera celle de 1999. Dans cette annonce, Maduro prévoyait que la moitié des citoyens constituants seraient...

The Anti Media - 2017-05-09 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) The involvement of the U.S. military in an upcoming multilateral military drill in South America has raised concerns over potential ulterior motives on the part of the U.S. The drill, dubbed “Operation: America United,” will involve the installation of a temporary military base on the...

MintPress - 2017-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Demonstrators throw stones toward the Venezuelan National Guards during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP/Fernando Llano)

CHILE– As Venezuela gears up to face a massive protest from U.S.-funded, right-wing opposition groups,...

Dissident Voice - 2017-03-21 - Original post - cached version

On April 2 Ecuador will choose a new president. For the first time in a decade, Rafael Correa’s name will not be on the ballot. After ten years in office, Correa is stepping down from the presidency and, however temporarily, stepping away from politics.

The two candidates, Lenin Moreno...

MintPress - 2017-03-08 - Original post - cached version

A cleaning woman walks by replicas of Venezuela’s currency bills, hung in a hallway at the Central bank office building in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

TEMUCO, CHILE — Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy has...

The Duran - 2017-01-11 - Original post - cached version

In another blow against American attempts to rig democratic processes, the Supreme Court of Venezuela has annulled the impeachment of socialist President Nicholas Maduro. This represents a big setback for American puppet opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, who has pushed hard to...

MintPress - 2016-12-14 - Original post - cached version

ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Rex W. Tillerson gives a speech at the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary...

Consortium News - 2016-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Amid a reassertion of U.S.-backed neoliberal policies in Latin America, Venezuela’s socialist government totters at a tipping point, beset by a severe economic crisis, but Lisa Sullivan sees a ground-up struggle of Venezuelans to survive. By Lisa Sullivan For 32 years…

Dissident Voice - 2016-04-11 - Original post - cached version

My friend Jose tells me that the electrical outages haven’t so far had too great an impact on him and his family in Merida, Venezuela. I’d asked if the food in his refrigerator spoiled more quickly and he laughed. “Well, you know the ‘fridge stays cold for a while without electricity,” he said...

Dissident Voice - 2015-12-13 - Original post - cached version

The December 6, 2015 election resulted in a clear victory of the opposition over the Bolivarian alliance led by the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV). The opposition won 112 seats, obtaining votes from 67.7% of the approximately 74% of the electorate who voted. The Bolivarian...

Dissident Voice - 2015-12-09 - Original post - cached version

First of all I know many of you must be doing some soul searching right now. I’ve spent the past two years retracing my steps and trying to understand the nature of the Bolivarian project I once supported and why I supported it.

The latter question I can...

Aletho News - 2015-11-19 - Original post - cached version

By Charles Davis and Andrew Fishman – teleSUR – November 18, 2015 The U.S. National Security Agency accessed the internal communications of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela and acquired sensitive data it planned to exploit in order to spy on the company’s top officials...

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-10-15 - Original post - cached version

Here’s a huge opportunity Bernie’s campaign can either take or lose. Bernie Sanders states that he wants to create a political revolution in order to fight the Billionaire Class and decrease inequality. Hugo Chávez did that in Venezuela. (Do a little research and you will be able to verify that...

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-09-23 - Original post - cached version

I am adding a P.S. to my prior blog because a number of people have questioned whether Bernie Sanders really meant Hugo Chávez when he said “dead communist dictator.” An excerpt and a link, HERE.

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said that...

Aletho News - 2015-09-18 - Original post - cached version

By Lucas Koerner | Venezuelanalysis | September 17, 2015 Caracas – Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders lashed out at the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez this week in response to a Clinton super PAC email linking him the late socialist leader. “Yesterday, one of Hillary Clinton...

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-09-17 - Original post - cached version

I just got an email from independent journalist and activist Jonathan Nack, and I was shocked when I read the first paragraph: Bernie Sanders just referred to Hugo Chávez as a “dead communist dictator.”  Jonathan’s entire open letter is below. All I would add, for those who would like to see...

Laura Wells Solutions - 2015-09-10 - Original post - cached version

Recently I was invited to post blogs focusing on Latin America on the Tikkun Daily Blog. My first post is HERE, a slightly revised version of my “Ten Things I Learned from Hugo Chávez.” (NOTE: If you do a quick read of the ten headings, you may be able to spot one “tone-it-down” revision in the...

Dissident Voice - 2015-08-08 - Original post - cached version

The New York Times is a very good newspaper, except where ideology and party line demands intrude. Unfortunately these intrusions occur often and are of great importance. The Times is the paper of record of an imperial superpower whose leaders have long and regularly flaunted international law...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-14 - Original post - cached version

From April 28 – May 5, 2015 representatives of the July 26 Coalition of New York-New Jersey organized a people-to-people program to Cuba with a dozen travelers.

Our delegation included doctors and other health care providers, teachers, trade unionists, and activists against the decades-...

Dissident Voice - 2015-03-21 - Original post - cached version

On Tuesday, March 17, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela published an “open letter” to the American public in the New York Times. For the American people, the letter is more than a genteel communiqué; it is an invitation. Venezuela’s...

Dissident Voice - 2015-03-07 - Original post - cached version

US policy toward Venezuela is a microcosm of its larger strategy toward Latin America. The intent is to reverse the region’s independent foreign policy and to restore US dominance; to curtail the diversification of trading and investment partners and re-center economic relations to...

Dissident Voice - 2014-12-26 - Original post - cached version

Last night, in Beijing, I sat in a historic Szechuan restaurant with a friend who happens to be a Chinese diplomat. We exchanged some stories, ordered food, and then, suddenly, my throat felt dry and my eyes got misty.

I bowed and thanked her for the heartfelt offer China made to rescue...

Dissident Voice - 2014-10-31 - Original post - cached version

Centuries ago, explorers, and economically charged navigators, firmly put to rout the idea of a “flat” world. Today, rather than equalizing development’s inborn global disparity, and rather than leveling the economic playing field, globalization has ushered into existence tremendous instances of...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2014-08-07 - Original post - cached version

From his first meeting with Bashar al-Assad, Hugo Chávez stated that he would become the main revolutionary leader in the world


Since the retirement of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez’s death and the interdiction of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to nominate a candidate in Iran’s...
Aletho News - 2014-05-22 - Original post - cached version
By Stephan Lefebvre | CEPR Americas Blog | May 22, 2014

In their latest article on U.S. government spying for The Intercept, Ryan Devereaux, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras review and publish leaked documents that show that the U.S. government may have used the Drug...

Aletho News - 2014-03-09 - Original post - cached version

2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002. Shifting focus, they followed...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-28 - Original post - cached version

President Maduro, slanderous Western media, promoting war and violence for capital gains of the mercilessly amoral, automaton functioning, speculative interest banking industry, has put you in their spotlight to better target you with defamation. This is, then, your opportunity to be heard world...

Aletho News - 2014-02-23 - Original post - cached version
By Stephanie Pearce, NACLA

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2013 edition “Chavismo After Chávez: What Was Created? What Remains?”

Countries in the “developing world” have, since the end of formal colonialism, seen their ability to act autonomously...

Aletho News - 2013-12-20 - Original post - cached version
Venezuelanalysis | December 20, 2013

This is my worst-five list for articles about Venezuela. I couldn’t help but declare ties for a few of the spots, so the “worst five” list actually has more than five articles. I’ve listed them from most horrible to least.


Dissident Voice - 2013-12-13 - Original post - cached version

What does it mean when a notoriously profit-driven, warmongering, climate-killing media system mourns, with one impassioned voice, the death of a principled freedom fighter like Nelson Mandela?

Does it mean that the corporate system has a heart, that it cares? Or does it mean that Mandela...

Aletho News - 2013-10-06 - Original post - cached version
By James Petras :: 10.05.2013


US relations with Venezuela illustrate the specific mechanisms with which an imperial power seeks to sustain client states and overthrow independent nationalist governments. By examining US strategic goals and its...

Aletho News - 2013-07-14 - Original post - cached version
By Ewan Robertson | Carnegie Council | July 10, 2013

CREDIT: Manu Dias, (CC)

Venezuela’s foreign policy under the late President Hugo Chávez, and now his successor Nicolas Maduro, has been subject to sharply differing interpretations. Some observers see the oil-...

Syria Report - 2013-07-08 - Original post - cached version

Citizens in Moscow chanted “Long live  Russia and Syria” today as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attended a ceremony – naming a street after Hugo Chavez.

“Now I feel that Chavez will always stay with us”, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the opening ceremony of...

Aletho News - 2013-06-13 - Original post - cached version
By Denis Culum | The Argentina Independent | June 12, 2013

Economy ministers of member countries of Banco del Sur are meeting today in Caracas to define the operational details and implementation of this financial institution – a new regional funding entity independent...

Aletho News - 2013-05-09 - Original post - cached version
By Keane Bhatt | NACLA | May 8 2013

The day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez died, New York Times reporter Lizette Alvarez provided a sympathetic portrayal of “outpourings of raucous celebration and, to many, cautious optimism for the future” in Miami-Dade County... Blog - 2013-05-07 - Original post - cached version

Bolivian President Evo Morales recently announced he has expelled the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), saying such “institutions” “continue to conspire.”

USAID, thanks to lots of propaganda, is thought to be a wonderful, almost charitable arm of the U.S...


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