Today thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas to celebrate 15 years since the Bolivarian Constitution was passed in a nationwide referendum, creating the legal framework for the Bolivarian revolution.
By SIR RONALD SANDERS- Jamaica Observer, Dec 2nd 2014
Guyanese- Antiguan scholar Sir Ronald Sanders examines the vulnerabilities of Venezuela-backed alliance Petrocaribe in the face of last week’s OPEC summit and a perceived oil glut on the horizon. Petrocaribe has provided singular economic support for over a dozen Caribbean nation’s economies, including hundreds of millions of dollars in developmental funds.
By Rachael Boothroyd- TeleSUR English, Nov 26th 2014
Telesur’s Rachael Boothroyd interviews vanguard activists who dedicated their lives to the struggle for democracy during the era that preceded Hugo Chavez. Their testimonies recall aerial bombardments and routine disappearances of students and activists, while their actions today highlight the importance of preserving collective memory.
In this article, Matt Willgress of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign argues that the choice in Venezuela is stark; social progress versus extreme reaction and US intervention. He provides an overview of the current political climate in Venezuela and reiterates the continued importance of the Bolivarian Revolution to other progressive struggles across Latin America
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has approved five laws addressing corruption and state security on the last day of the enabling period of limited lawmaking powers granted to him by the National Assembly.