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President of Venezuelan Opposition TV Station Accused of Inciting Panic and False Information

Globovision President Guillermo Zuloaga (Aporrea)

On Thursday, Venezuelan authorities temporarily detained Guillermo Zuloaga, the president of a prominent opposition-aligned television station Globovision, for disseminating false information about the two-day coup d’état against democratically elected President Hugo Chavez in April 2002.

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Violence and Discrimination Rise in Opposition-Controlled Venezuelan Universities

Students protest against expulsions in the UCV

Venezuela’s Minister of Higher Education, Edgardo Ramírez, called on the authorities in the country’s public autonomous universities to guarantee the safety of the university community after violent incidents occurred in the University of Zulia (LUZ) and the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) on Tuesday.

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3,952 Venezuelan Socialist Party Members to Run in Primaries

A total of 3,952 United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) members were nominated or nominated themselves for the party’s internal elections to select its candidates for the upcoming National Assembly elections in September.

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Venezuela Celebrates Women’s Day, Discusses Abortion Rights

Women of the Bicentennial Front

Venezuela celebrated International Women’s Day with a ceremony involving 200,000 women and some of Venezuela’s highest political female leaders. Also, a National Assembly committee is discussing women’s right to abortions.

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Chavez’s Party Sets Procedure for Nominating Candidates for Venezuela’s Legislature

700 hundred delegates at the 13th meeting of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) extraordinary congress unanimously approved internal regulations for nominating PSUV candidates to the National Assembly elections in September.

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Opposition Mayor Dismissed by Venezuelan Supreme Court

Some controversy has arisen over the dismissal of an opposition mayor of Sucre municipality in Zulia state, Jorge Barboza, and his temporary replacement by a pro-government one, Humberto Franka. The government has also nominated a new higher education minister.

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Venezuela Creates Peasant Militias, Enacts Federal Government Council

The new Peasant Militia in Venezuela (AP)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced the creation of a new Peasant Militia, which will form part of the national Bolivarian Armed Forces (FAB) and also enacted the new Law of the Federal Government Council.

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Venezuelan Governor Henry Falcón Resigns from Chavez’s United Socialist Party

Lara state governor Henri Falcón (RNV/archive)

Governor of Venezuela’s Lara state, Henry Falcón, confirmed his resignation from President Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela yesterday.

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Venezuela’s Revolution Faces Crucial Battles

Decisive battles between the forces of revolution and counter-revolution loom on the horizon in Venezuela. The campaign for the September 26 National Assembly elections will be a crucial battle between the supporters of socialist President Hugo Chavez and the US-backed right-wing opposition.

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United Socialist Party of Venezuela to hold Elections For National Assembly Candidates

Delegates to the extraordinary congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) has opted to hold democratic internal elections for its candidates in the upcoming National Assembly elections to be held on September 26.

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