By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International , Sep 7th 2012
Founded in 2009, the UNES was conceived of as a totally new way of training police officers and reforming policing methods. The proposal of the UNES in itself is incredible, but also somewhat daunting. In short, to fundamentally transform the power relationship between the police and society.
By Euler Calzadilla - CMI Venezuela , Jun 12th 2012
This article conveys the position of the Venezuelan sector of the Internatioanl Marxist Current (CMI) on the issue of crime, analysising the root causes of it, and criticising the limits of the Bolivarian government's response.
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) member and protest Julian Conrado singer sends a message from a year in prison after his capture by Venezuelan authorities in May 2011. The Colombian government has requested his extradition.
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.
Venezuelanalysis.com brings readers this detailed, chapter by chapter summary of the new Organic Law of Work and Workers (LOTTT), a law which has been under discussion in both the national assembly and by workers and movements since 2003. The law contains 554 articles.
By Adriana Gregson and Akaida Libertad Orozco Díaz - Encontrarte, Feb 20th 2012
In this interview, Adriana Gregson talks about the pilot initiative which she set up at a young offenders' institute in Caracas. The project, which was set up with government funding, allows incarcerated youths to produce radio programmes with a political content for the community.
By Joe Emersberger and Jeb Sprague , Nov 14th 2011
In this piece, Joe Emersberger and Jeb Sprague discuss filmaker Edward Ellis' documentary "Tierras Libres". The documentary explores the assassinations of peasant-activists killed by hired assassins for trying to implement the government's land reform project and their families' quest for justice within a judicial system that is still controlled in large part by the national elite.
We’ve seen in previous articles how political manipulation of the issue of security attempts to show an increase in murders as a specific factor of the Bolivarian revolution. However, we can see how violence has been dramatically increasing for a long time now, since the opposition of today was the government
As a political actor against the Venezuelan government mainly via its editorials Veneconomy has just published a shameful piece trying to justify the actions of stockbrokers who did irreparable damage to the Venezuelan economy since exchange controls were imposed on January 17th 2003.