Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced Sunday that the
administration of Venezuela's ports and airports will be transferred
from the state governments to the national government in order to
defend national sovereignty and combat corruption, contraband, and drug
In honor of International Women’s Day Sunday, President Hugo Chávez announced that the Women’s Affairs Ministry, which was created last year as an extension of the National Institute of Women (INAMUJER), will now have its own budget and central office.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced that the Venezuelan government did not violate the right to
freedom of expression, equality before the law, or private property of
two private television stations, Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) and
Venezuela's President Chávez consolidated several state ministries and
shuffled his cabinet Tuesday in an effort to "accelerate the
administrative dynamic of the state to make it more efficient,"
according to an official statement released by the President.
By George Gabriel - Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 2nd 2009
Both sides of the Venezuelan
political spectrum are well known for their inflammatory rhetoric. Given this context it would be
tempting to view current declarations of an intention to construct a more
consensual politics with optimism.
By Vanessa Davies & James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis, Feb 25th 2009
Journalist and activist of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Vanessa Davies spoke with Venezuelanalysis.com about the meaning of the referendum, the next steps and challenges ahead for the PSUV, gender in the Chávez government, the media, and U.S. President Barack Obama.
The 55% majority which secured Sunday's referendum to remove term
limits in Venezuela did not appear particularly impressive in
comparison to the 63% that re-elected Chavez back in 2006. It should be
recognised, however, that Chavez's support was partially split.
Allegiances have in fact changed very little in the last few years.
The president of the public broadcasting station Venezuelan Social
Television denied harsh allegations made last
week that the management had deviated from its purpose of being an outlet for
Venezuela’s independent and low-budget producers.
I feel the need to suggest that millions of Venezuelans may not
really be fearful, complacent, or neglectful. I think that millions of
people favor the policies of Hugo Chávez and the United Socialist Party
of Venezuela (PSUV) because socialism has improved their lives.