Posts Tagged ‘Hugo Chavez’

Chávez: the revolution will not be televised

by Newsdesk.

2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002. Shifting focus, they followed the events as they occurred. During their filming, the crew recorded images […]

Venezuela hard-Right back coup to oust elected government

by Matt Willgress.

Prominent, hardline elements of Venezuela’s right-wing opposition have launched and widely circulated what has been termed a “coup petition” against Venezuela’s elected Government, in one of a series of recent attempts to destabilise the situation and undermine the country’s elected government, which enjoys clear majority support. The petition’s preamble calls on “the Venezuelan democratic society […]

The momentum’s still with Chavez, not the opposition

by Lee Brown.

Hugo Chavez was re-elected with a landslide in October winning a record number of votes having added 800,000 votes to his 2006 tally, a previous record. Yet, some media – often the very same outlets that had predicted Chavez would lose or that it would be a very close race – have given the impression […]

Huge stakes in Venezuelan election

by Matt Willgress.

In the labour movement and wider progressive circles in recent years there has been increasing interest in progressive changes in Latin America as people look for successful and progressive alternatives to the failed policies of neo-liberalism, austerity, cuts and privatisation. At the centre of these is Venezuela, where a crucial presidential election takes place this […]

Venezuela shows there is an alternative to cuts and privatisation

by Dave Mathieson.

As we stepped on to the plane, no one could have prepared us for the emotional and inspiring ten days that we were about to experience in Venezuela. We had some background knowledge of course, but the social progress we saw, and the welcome we received, will motivate and inspire myself and others forever.

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