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Chávez Encourages Party to Propose Amendment for his Re-Election

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez with Jorge Rodriguez, the newly elected Mayor of Libertador municipality, the largest municipality of Caracas, during his swearing in ceremony. (PP/Francisco Batista)
Following the recent attacks on the social programs by opposition supporters, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, changed his position and encouraged the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) leadership to campaign for a constitutional change that would allow for his re-election.

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The Significance of Venezuela's Election Results and the New Struggles

Supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution have come out with differing assessments post the November 23 regional elections, which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had defined as the most important electoral contest yet for the process of change.

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US-Backed Right-Wing Launches Violent Assault on Chavistas, Venezuelan Revolutionary Gains

The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network stands in solidarity with President Chavez and the grassroots Bolivarian movement against the right wing's latest attacks. We call for the democratic process in Venezuela to be respected by the new oppostion governors, and for an end to all United States interference in Venezuela's sovereign affairs.

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Regional Elections and Participatory Ideology in Venezuela

What will be the relationship between municipal government and participatory projects in this new post-election climate? Indeed what is the relationship between elections for municipal government and more participatory processes?

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Beneficiaries of Venezuelan Missions March Against Threats by Opposition Governor-Elect

Students and workers of the educational missions in Los Teques march in defense of the missions

Beneficiaries, teachers, adults, disabled people, students and workers came out on Friday to defend the social missions and programs of the national government in the face of threats to close them down by the new governor-elect of the state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski.

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After Venezuelan Elections, Workers Propose a Cleaning Out and More Revolution

Stalin Perez Borges, a national coordinator of the National Union of Workers (UNT)

It’s time to calm down and sit down together in order to evaluate in depth with the comrades, and draw conclusions that truly reflect reality. It is necessary to open a profound debate within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), to reflect and proceed with self-criticism, as President Chávez indicated on Sunday night.

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Venezuela Proposes New Regional Currency During ALBA Summit

The presidents of ALBA member countries and associates in Caracas Wednesday
In a speech at the III Extraordinary Summit of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) in Caracas on Wednesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez proposed the creation of a regional monetary bloc with its own currency to break the hegemony of the U.S. dollar and U.S.-dominated international financial institutions.

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Russia and Venezuela Sign Nuclear Energy Accord During Historic Presidential Visit

Russian President Dimitri Medvedev (Left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (VTV)

Russian President Dimitri Medvedev became the first Russian president ever to visit Venezuela on Wednesday. A Russian naval fleet arrived in Venezuela to carry out joint excercises, and Medvedev and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez agreed to cooperate to stabilize the price of oil, and discussed the possibility of Russian participation in the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).

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International Observers “Dazzled” by Venezuelan Electoral Process

International observers present their accounts of Venezuela's elections in a press conference Monday (ABN)
A group of more than 130 international election observers praised the organization, fairness, and efficiency of last Sunday's regional and local elections in Venezuela, and also gave constructive suggestions for how to reduce lines at polling booths in the future.

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Feet of Clay or an Achilles’ Heel?

The catastrophic collapse of Chavismo was not to be, but nor was this a crushing victory or a clear mandate for the drastic radicalization of the revolutionary process. What was revealed was not feet of clay, but an Achilles' heel, giving necessary pause to revolutionaries and imposing reflection on some serious strategic losses.

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