Hugo Chavez has won the Venezuelan presidential election with 54.42% of the vote against 44.97% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski. Chavez has made his victory speech, while Capriles has recognised his defeat.
Over three million Chavez supporters flooded the streets of Caracas yesterday to show their support for the re-election of current Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez ahead of the country’s presidential elections on Sunday.
On Saturday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inspected the first testing of the Bolivarian Cable Train of Petare, in Caracas, which will be officially opened on December 19th to transport around 60,000 people per day.
The Venezuelan government is advancing in the construction of five long distance railway lines, which are part of its National Railway Development Plan 2006-2030. The plan hopes to see 13,665 kilometres of train line linking the country’s various regions and main cities by 2030.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with thousands of the country's youth on Wednesday in Caracas, where he called on them to keep organising to guarantee the victory of the revolution ahead of the country's presidential elections in October.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez described the program of the opposition presidential candidate Henriques Capriles Radonski, running for the right-wing Roundtable for Unity (MUD) coalition, as "an aggression against the Venezuelan people."
Yesterday, the Venezuelan government presented its urban restructuring plan for Petare, considered the most populated barrio in Latin America with well over 500,000 inhabitants. The plan includes cable cars for easier access, other transport infrastructure, and markets for informal workers, among other projects.
Mission Culture, a social program that aims to transform cultural education in Venezuela, celebrated its seventh anniversary on Tuesday. The program was created on July 10, 2005, by the government of President Hugo Chávez, and since then it has trained over 12,000 people in different areas of the arts to foster a renewal of popular creativity.
The University of Columbia’s “Earth Institute” has released the results of its first happiness report, which highlight Venezuela as the happiest country in South America and the second happiest country in the region after Costa Rica.
With just under four weeks until the official launch of Venezuela’s presidential election campaign on 1 July, President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is gearing up for a nationwide campaign which seeks to garner 10 million votes for Chavez and secure the Venezuelan president’s third full term in office.