On Friday, the Venezuelan National Assembly authorized the transfer of administrative authority over the highways, bridges, and public roadways in the Capital District of Caracas and the states of Delta Amacuro, Zulia, and Vargas to the Public Works and Housing Ministry.
President Hugo Chavez addressed thousands of supporters who rallied at the presidential palace yesterday to celebrate the National Day of Dignity which commemorates the day on which Chavez was returned to power after being temporarily ousted by a coup d´etat seven years ago. Chavez was overthrown on April 11, 2002 but the constitutional order was restored two days later on April 13.
On Tuesday the Venezuelan National Assembly passed
the special Law of Administration of the Capital which changes administrative
responsibility and budgeting for a part of Caracas. The opposition have
categorized the law as further centralization and requested a referendum around
During a diplomatic tour aimed at creating a "pluri-polar world," Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez pledged his support for United States President Barack Obama's call for nuclear disarmament, and said he hopes the upcoming Summit of the Americas will provide an opportunity to "reset" diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Venezuela.
The lawyer for
the victims of the coup in Venezuela on April 11th 2002, Antonio
Molina, confirmed on Friday that three police captains had been sentenced to 30
years jail and that six other police also received sentences for homicide and
assault to different degrees.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez convened state
governors, city mayors, and legislators from the United Socialist Party
of Venezuela (PSUV) to discuss the next stage in the construction of
“21st Century Socialism.”
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Mar 27th 2009
"This government is here to protect the
people, not the bourgeoisie or the rich", proclaimed Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez on February 28, as he ordered soldiers to take
over two rice-processing plants owned by Venezuelan food and drink
giant Empresas Polar.
Very few teachers went on strike today, in response to some teachers’
federations call for one, over demands for pay increases and more job
security. The Venezuelan government called the strike illegal, as it is
currently in negotiations with teachers’ unions.