Think of how angry Americans would be if Pakistan's government let
Osama bin Laden emerge from his cave of refuge and take up open
residence in Islamabad? A scene just like that is the reality here in the United States where
Luis Posada Carriles, who ranks in the top ten list of the world's most
prolific terrorists, is living freely in Florida.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Sep 27th 2007
Accusing politicians of corruption is perhaps one of the favorite ways to discredit politicians in Latin America. It should thus come as no surprise then that now that Chavez has been in office for over eight years, that Chavez’s opponents, whether in Venezuela or internationally, should use this charge against Chavez.
Although imperfect, no country anywhere is closer to a model democracy than Venezuela under President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias. In contrast, none is a more shameless failure than the U.S.A., but it was true long before the age of George W. Bush.
The successes of the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly offers hope for Bolivia’s embattled assembly, and more fledgling processes in Ecuador. But it also points to the long road that lies ahead for bringing about social change.
By Michael Fox – Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 1st 2006
The US think-tank The Heritage Foundation is once again attacking Venezuela, this time for the proposed “Law for International Cooperation,” which could pose a real threat to the US government’s ability to fund opposition groups working in Venezuela.
Washington’s annual certification debacle: Bush Administration blasts Chávez, positive research results be damned. There is ample evidence that Venezuelan President Chávez has been as vigilant over this issue as any of the “partner” nations supposedly cooperating with Washington.
In the same way that Marx was prepared to change his own views in the light of the Paris Commune, we have to think about socialism now in the light of the experiences of the 20th Century. Many of these lessons have been learned and are embodied in the Bolivarian Constitution of Venezuela.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 18th 2004
Human Rights Watch issued a report on Venezuela's judiciary that, according to them, should not be considered a "partisan attack." However, the style and substance of the arguments make the report sound like it was written by the opposition.
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, May 17th 2004
Carlos Escarrá, a former Supreme Court judge and critical supporter of the Bolivarian process, talks about the controversial new Supreme Court law, the recall referendum, and the theory and practice of justice in Venezuela.
Opposition Legislator Gerardo Blyde has said that the new law of the Supreme Court violates Venezuela's constitution in ten different ways. An examination of these accusations, however, finds serious problems with each one of them
By Eva Golinger - Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 16th 2004
By ruling on a matter that Venezuela's Constitutional Chamber said it could not rule on, the opposition-controlled Electoral Chamber overstepped its boundaries and with the help of the oppositional media is trying to create the impression that the country's Supreme Court is in a state of institutional breakdown.
A recent decision to not allow Venezuelans overseas to participate in signature drives has caused controversy. However, signing petitions and voting on referenda is generally not a right retained by absentee voters residing outside their national territory.
Recent reports regarding a decision by the Criminal Chamber of the Spanish National Court to forward a case brought against President Chávez to the International Criminal Court in the Hague merit clarification.