Chavez murdered by the CIA hired ‘asteroids’? Which Latin American leader is next?

The Huffington Post reported yesterday, March 13, 2013, that Venezuela’s acting president, Nicolas Maduro, stated the country would open a scientific investigation to see whether late leader Hugo Chavez was poisoned “by dark forces that wanted him out of the way”, this according to Reuters (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/chavez-poisoned_n_2866555.html). “We are almost certain [that there was foul play] […]

Chronicle of a Death Foretold: The Post-Chávez Venezuelan Conjuncture

From: The   B u l l e t Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 779 March 9, 2013 (http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/779.php). By Jeffery R. Webber On live television, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro choked on his words. Hugo Chávez, the improbable President, born in the rural poverty of Sabaneta, in the state of Barinas, in 1954 had died of […]

Groups Demand Records of Plans to Assassinate Chavez

Within hours of President Hugo Chavez’s untimely death (he was 58), US civil rights groups filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with numerous federal agencies seeking information and documents that “relate to or reference or discuss any information regarding or plans to poison or otherwise assassinate the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. ” The […]

Lessons of the Elections in Venezuela

The recent (Sept. 25) congressional elections in Venezuela once again put the regime of President Hugo Chavez in the world news. The outcome of the elections was mixed. While Chavez’s United Socialist party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 96 seats compared to 63 for the main opposition (MUD), the PSUV only won 48% of the popular […]

Venezuelan diplomatic break with Columbia comes amidst massive US military expansion in the region

Air Force Document Reveals Ulterior Motives Against “anti-US governments” in Military Agreement with Columbia By Jesse Strecker While mainstream media outlets have granted plenty of airtime to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s decision to break relations with Colombia after the nation accused him of harboring ‘terrorists,’ few sources are reporting on the military buildup that is […]

2009 - The Year in Review

In the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2009, a white transit cop in Oakland, California, shot and killed Oscar Grant, a young black man. Grant was lying face down on a train platform with his hands handcuffed behind his back at the time of the shooting. The cop claimed he thought Grant was going […]

Democratic Socialism Moves Forward in Venezuela

Democratic Socialism Moves Forward in Venezuela By Peter Phillips Democracy from the bottom is evolving as a ten-year social revolution in Venezuela. Led by President Hugo Chavez, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela ((PSUV) gained over 1½ million voters in the most recent elections November 23, 2008. “It was a wonderful victory,” said Professor Carmen […]