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Venezuela: Maduro rules out austerity amid falling oil prices, debate over way forward

By Steve Ellner, Puerto La Cruz It is a point of honour for the Venezuelan government that despite the sharp plunge in oil prices and acute shortages of goods, President Nicolas Maduro has ruled out austerity measures. In a recent TV interview with former vice president Jose Vicente Rangel, Venezuelan Central Bank president Nelson Merentes … Continue reading

FAO Representative Debunks Myth of Increased Hunger in Venezuela, Highlights Urban Farming Initiatives

by Marcelo Resende & Vanessa Davies – Correo del Orinoco The Portuñol spoken by Marcelo Resende is beginning to sound more like Spanish than Portuguese. The representative for Venezuela of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) does not live in the margin of his country’s problems; on the contrary, he is fully … Continue reading

Spring-Break-March Delegation to Venezuela: The Revolution Continues!

March 2015 Delegation to Venezuela: Come with us to learn about human development in Venezuela: education, community based organizations, and the efforts at achieving food sovereignty. March 22-29 While the mainstream media speculates about the future of the Bolivarian Revolution since the passing of Hugo Chavez, for the Venezuelan popular sectors, there is no turning … Continue reading

Hugo Chavez: A Battle for the Planet Has Begun

“Copenhagen is not the end, I repeat, but a beginning: the doors have been opened for a universal debate on how to save the planet, life on the planet. The battle continues.”   By Hugo Chávez Frías President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela translated by Kiraz Janicke for Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal I … Continue reading

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

It is just over three years since Climate and Capitalism published the full text of Hugo Chavez’s speech at the December 2009 Copenhagen climate conference. His remarks fully stand up to the test of time, and are a central component of his legacy to the world. See Also: ++Hugo Chavez Undefeated ++The Skewed Priorities of Hugo … Continue reading

The People of Latin America Lost a Leader and a Builder of Ideas!

The People of Latin America Lost a Leader and a Builder of Ideas! The death of Hugo Chávez represents an irreparable loss to all the peoples of Latin America. His humble origins, his path as a military nationalist and his unwavering commitment to the project of the freedom of the Venezuelan people, turned him into … Continue reading