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Electoral Council to Investigate Venezuelan State TV

Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena (archive)
Tibisay Lucena, the president of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) announced on Saturday that her institution would be opening an administrative inquiry into the state TV channel, VTV (Venezuelan TV) for alleged disrespect of article 16 of the Regulation of Publicity and Propaganda.

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Venezuelan Labor Leader: "Our Votes are for Chavez and the Revolution"

“On November 23, we will not just be voting for this or that governorship, we will be deciding the destiny of this revolutionary process”, says Stalin Perez Borges, a national coordinator of the National Union of Workers (UNT) and United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) militant.

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Dissident Venezuelan Legislator Tascón Criticizes Right Wing of Chavez’s Party

National Assembly Deputy Luis Tascón (Archive)
Many of the candidates of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in the upcoming state and local elections are traitors to the revolution who lack truly socialist values, according to Venezuelan National Assembly Deputy Luis Tascón, a leftist known for criticizing the "right-wing within" the Bolivarian Revolution.

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Latin American’s ‘New Left’ In Crises As the ‘Free Market’ Collapses

The uniformity of the collapse of Latin American economies raises important questions about the changes and claims of independence, decoupling and post-liberal models, which many regime leaders, ideologues and progressive US-European Latin American writers made over the past several years.

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Venezuela’s National Electoral Council Successfully Concludes Voting Test

Venezuel's National Electoral Council (CNE) simulated the voting process on Sunday in order to test its functioning and found no flaws in the process.

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Venezuelan Opposition Governor Should Go To Prison for Crimes, Says Chavez

President Hugo Chavez addresses a conference of businesspersons in Zulia Saturday. (PP)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez declared that he intends to have the governor of oil-rich Zulia state, Manuel Rosales, convicted and sent to prison for corruption, drug-trafficking, links to paramilitary death squads, and plotting to assassinate him.

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Venezuela Between Assassination Plots and Abstention

Talk of assassination plots and rising concerns about a high abstention rate have marked the beginning of the November 23 regional elections race.

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Valijagate Trial Update VIII: And Now, The End Is Near

Can it be? This strange Miami suitcase trial has come to its last stage. The prosecution and the defense have made their closing arguments, and Friday the jury began deliberations on whether to send Franklin Duran to prison for "acting as an unregistered agent" of the government of Venezuela. Weeks of headlines, and still nobody knows what that means.

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Venezuelan Government Investigates Possible Sabotage in Massive Power Outage

An "erroneous adjustment of the security system" in Venezuela's electricity grid caused a power outage in 11 of Venezuela's 23 states on Sunday, from 10:40 in the morning until the evening, according to the president of the National Electricity Corporation (CORPOELEC), Hipólito Izquierdo.

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Smoke and Mirrors: An Analysis of Human Rights Watch’s Report on Venezuela

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.

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