By Various / Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 16th 2013
Late President Hugo Chavez argued that Venezuela’s community doctors must be “doctors of socialism”; committed to free public healthcare and community service. These interviews with recently graduated community doctors from Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia give a firsthand insight into the new kind of doctor Venezuela is creating for itself and the wider world.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 14th 2013
How should the healthcare needs of a society be met? Conspicuously absent from international media coverage and under fire from conservative critics at home, Venezuela is developing a public healthcare system distinct from both U.S. market-driven and European welfare-state models. Perhaps nothing makes this system more unique than the kind of doctors being trained to run it.
By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 30th 2013
What happened? Iran and Venezuela's amiable relationship of the last decade was supposed to be the sum of all fears for Washington. Two “tyrants”, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, were accused of co-sponsoring all sorts of wild, fantastical plots by Washington's warmongers. But was the Iran-Venezuela relationship ever about crushing the “free world” by assembling an unholy alliance of druglords, Islamists and socialists, or is there a slightly saner explanation?
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 7th 2011
Reuters may have dismissed the CELAC as more “initials” but many Venezuelans, both in the government and in the organised grassroots, see it as an important step towards Latin American integration, and as an organisation that is profoundly different to the OAS, EU, APEC and other regional blocs. This Venezuelanalysis.com eyewitness report explores how and why.
Latin America has been indispensable in the evolution of U.S. diplomacy. The
region is often referred to as America's "backyard," but a better
metaphor might be Washington's "strategic reserve," the place where
ascendant foreign-policy coalitions regroup and redraw the outlines of
U.S. power, following moments of global crisis.
beginning of his presidency, Chávez has advocated a "multipolar world" as a
corrective to the "unipolar world," a euphemism for U.S. hegemony. By "multipolar world," the Venezuelan president envisions the
transformation of nations of the South into blocs, bound together
geographically or economically, with political and economic clout.
By Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com, May 13th 2007
First used in Serbia in 2000, Washington has now perfected a new imperial strategy to maintain its supremacy around the globe. Whereas military invasions and installing dictatorships have traditionally been the way to control foreign populations and keep them out of the way of business, the U.S. government has now developed a new strategy that is not so messy or brutal, and much sleeker; so sleek, in fact, that it’s almost invisible.
Anyone following the news in recent times cannot be unaware of the wave of progressive change sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. For many lonely years Cuba held high the torch. Then in 1999 came Hugo Chavez, the U.S.’s latest worst nightmare in the region.
By Sameer Dossani and Noam Chomski - CounterPunch, Mar 21st 2007
Venezuela has helped countries of the region free themselves from U.S. controls, exercised in part through the traditional threat of violence, which has been much weakened, and in part through economic controls. That's why country after country is kicking out the IMF...
Because of the apparent connection between the oil workers' union and the coup attempt, and the long-standing ties between the CTV and the US labor center, the AFL-CIO, questions have risen about possible involvement of the AFL-CIO in the coup attempt. This article addresses the question of possible AFL-CIO involvement in the coup attempt, trying to confirm or deny any possible involvement.
By Michael Fox – Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 24th 2006
Felix Jose Espinoza Ledesma is a cab driver in Caracas. If not for his large print and the way his eyes squint slightly when he reads an address or a phone number, you would never guess that just over a year and a half ago, he was on his deathbed, his vision nearly completely gone, and barely struggling to stay alive.
By Michael Fox – Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 4th 2006
Much has been written and theorized about the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) since President Chavez first proposed the idea, but many questions remain, as Latin America makes its first steps towards integration.