By Kaos en la Red - Indira Carpio Olivo and Ernesto J. Navarro, Jun 1st 2012
Following a question from a journalist with RCN Colombia, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez commented on the case of Julian Conrado, a protest singer and FARC member who was apprehended a year ago in Venezuela by Venezuelan authorities. Colombian authorities want him extradited to Colombia.
In this Telesur interview, UNASUR Secretary General Maria Emma Mejia explains that Latin America’s countries are constructing the dream of living in total integration. Mejia also praised the next UNASUR general secretary, Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez Araque.
By Correo del Orinoco International , May 28th 2012
Seeking notoriety as an international spokesman for Venezuela’s anti-Chavez sector, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe issued baseless and malicious claims in international media aimed at isolating the Venezuelan government.
By Correo del Orinoco International, May 21st 2012
Over the weekend, Venezuela’s anti-Chavez minority conﬁrmed reports that one of their own recently met with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and promised to re-establish ties with Israel if the opposition is somehow successful in this year’s presidential election.
Some years ago, travelling on the presidential plane of Hugo Chávez of Venezuela with a French friend from Le Monde Diplomatique, we were asked what we thought was happening in Europe. Was there any chance of a move to the left?
By Pablo Navarrete - New Left Project, May 14th 2012
In January 2011 more than 600 (mostly young) people packed into a central London venue to hear speakers ranging from Tariq Ali to Hanan Chehata discuss ‘What is Imperialism?’ My friend Jody McIntyre, who also spoke, later explained why he had helped organise the event. It was “to bring together young people from all sections of society, to discuss and educate ourselves on one of humanity’s biggest enemies: Imperialism.”
What initially started as an alternative aimed at stopping the advance of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) has been transformed into an alliance in favour of Latin American and Caribbean integration. I am referring to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America’s Trade Agreement for the People (ALBA-TCP).
Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, talks about Hugo Chavez, the opposition's attempts to slander the Venezuelan president and what he decribes as a "concerning" attitude from Washington with regards to the South American nation.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Apr 28th 2012
Venezuela was the first to express its full “support and solidarity” for Argentina as President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner decided to assert greater control over the country’s natural energy resources.
By Correo del Orinoco International, Lisa Sullivan, Apr 24th 2012
As part of ongoing efforts to disseminate US and Venezuelan voices engaged in the struggle for social and economic justice, Correo del Orinoco International brings readers this interview with Lisa Sullivan, Latin America Coordinator for School of the Americas Watch (SOAW).
By Mario Sosa - America Latina en Movimiento , Apr 20th 2012
The Summit of the Americas, a conference called by the Organisation of American States (OAS) in order to implement the strategic lines of local and regional business elites, global capital and the geo-strategic interests of the United States, ended in a categorical failure in its 6th meeting, held on the 14-16th of April.
By Venezuela Solidarity Campaign UK, Apr 16th 2012
As Venezuelans celebrate the 10th anniversary of the defeat of the US backed coup that briefly overthrew the elected Chavez-led government, a broad range of prominent figures in Britain have shown their support for the expansion of democracy and social progress that followed the reversal of the coup and have warned against further US intervention in Venezuela.
By Ewan Robertson - Latin America Bureau, Apr 11th 2012
As both countries head toward important presidential elections this year, the United States has been intensifying its interventionist policy in Venezuela. However, US attempts to influence Venezuela’s domestic politics while casting it a “rogue state” on an international level, is leaving the Obama administration increasingly out-of-sync with Latin America’s new political reality.
By John M. Eger, The Huffington Post, Apr 7th 2012
It started in a little town in Venezuela almost 35 years ago, made its way to cities in the U.S. and is now a global phenomenon. El Sistema, which doesn't translate well, means simply "the system," a system for giving young, usually poor kids, a chance on living.