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  • Venezuela’s Chavez Outlines Government’s Achievements in Annual Speech

    January 17, 2011 In the National Assembly and around the country on Saturday people in their homes and in plazas listened to president Hugo Chavez’s 7 hour annual speech summarising the government’s management, achievements, and obstacles in 2010 and making projections for this year.
  • Rentier Consciousness

    January 13, 2011 In Venezuela, an oil rentier nation, the revolution has many very unique characteristics.  Here, exploitation acquires more a quality of plunder than the appropriation of others' labour.  That is, the bourgeoisie, the privileged class, arises and sustains itself by thriving on oil income, more than it does by sucking workers' blood.  So the dispute is more about oil income than liberation from the exploitation of work.
  • Venezuela Marks Five Years of “Mission Negra Hipolita”

    January 14, 2011 Today Venezuela celebrated five years of the “Negra Hipolita Mission”, the Bolivarian Revolution’s social program aimed at caring for those Venezuelans in the most extreme situations of critical poverty.