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
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Nov 3rd 2008
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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),
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 17th 2008
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.