President Nicolas Maduro and his ministerial team have been criss-crossing Venezuela as part of the “Gobierno de Calle”, or “Street Government”, initiative. The latest stop was in the Andean state of Mérida.
In an address to over 10,000 activists of the government’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro stressed that “unity” was necessary for the Bolivarian process to keep moving forward.
The governor of Monagas state in eastern Venezuela, Jose Gregorio “the Cat” Briceño, has been suspended from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and faces a disciplinary procedure which could possibly lead to his expulsion from the party.
Kevin Young analyses this year's "Latinobarómetro", a report which surveys public opinion in 18 Latin American countries. Released on October 28th, the poll reveals that the majority of Venezuelan citizens value their government as democratic, whilst 77% of the national population "support democracy".
On Wednesday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that he will use his existing legislative authority to create the Insular Territory of Miranda off the country's northern Caribbean coast, a territorial zone that includes Los Roques, La Orchila and the Archipelago Las Aves.
By Vanessa Davies - Correo del Orinoco, Mar 3rd 2011
The following translated interview with Reinaldo Iturriza López provides an insightful analysis of the causes of the PSUV’s diminished support in last September's National Assembly elections and some of the changes needed to reverse the trend.
By Bolivar and Zamora Revolutionary Current - CRBZ, Jan 14th 2011
Let’s start with the counterrevolutionary sepoys – with the political representation of transnational capital’s interests and of the national bourgeoisie (our never too well-off, parasitic and dependent, historically dominant class).