By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim - Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 14th 2013
Over the last decade the Venezuelan government has sought to reform the country's security forces. But just how far has reform gone towards improving relations between the grassroots and the police and armed forces?
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 Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 30th 2010
When Newsweek ranked Venezuela last out of 100 countries for “economic dynamism” it had a certain kind of economy and benchmarks in mind. Venezuela is constantly attacked and demonised by U.S based “studies”, “experts”, and “reports”, but what if its economy and political life were to be measured according to the benchmarks of the Venezuelan majority?
By James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 13th 2010
On April 3rd, the New York Times lent a hand to Venezuela’s elite, neo-liberal opposition by warping positive news about the government’s anti-corruption efforts into a profoundly biased diatribe about supposed political persecution.
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 4th 2009
We talked about it in the car, we talked about it with friends, we met in one member’s house and talked about it over tea, and we talked about it in moonlit darkness caused by blackouts before various meetings. Our communal council had a few concerns and many praises about the reform to the communal council law, which had just been approved in first discussion.
By James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com, Aug 21st 2009
Venezuelan opposition activists allege that the new Education
Law is unconstitutional,
anti-democratic, politicizes the classroom, threatens the family and religion,
and will allow the state to take children away from their parents for
indoctrination. Are they correct?
By Pablo Fernández Blanco, Maryluz Guillén, and James Suggett – Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 3rd 2009
Seeking an experienced, nuanced, and Venezuelan perspective on human rights and insecurity in Venezuela, Venezuelanalysis.com spoke with the Venezuelan human rights organization Red de Apoyo por la Justicia y la Paz (Support Network for Peace and Justice).
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 30th 2009
The opposition uses crime to discredit the Chavez government, yet despite being one of the only countries with decreasing unemployment, despite its social missions and increased grassroots political participation, crime seems to be increasing in Venezuela- why?
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 17th 2008
The September 18, 2008 Human Rights Watch report, “A Decade Under
Chavez,” raises a few problems with regard to the protection of
political rights in Venezuela, but the few places where it is on target
are almost completely drowned in a sea of de-contextualization,
trumped-up accusations, and a clear and obvious bias in favor of the
opposition and against the government.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Nov 23rd 2007
The following is an article-by-article summary of the changes
being proposed to Venezuela's
1999 constitution. Venezuelans will vote on the reform on December 2nd
and will do so in two blocks. Block "A" includes President Chavez's original
proposal and 13 articles introduced by the National Assembly. Block "B" includes another
26 reform articles proposed by the National Assembly. Voters may vote "Yes" or
"No" on each block.
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.
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, 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.