· Workers jubilant at nationalisation of reserves
· Chavez pulls country out of World Bank and IMF
Larry Elliott, economics editor. Wednesday May 2, 2007. The Guardian
Thousands of Venezualan workers took control of foreign-owned oil fields yesterday as Hugo Chávez stepped up his battle with Washington in a new wave of nationalisation and an announcement that the country was leaving the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007 By: Natalie Obiko Pearson - AP
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Four major oil companies on Wednesday agreed to cede control of Venezuela's last remaining privately run oil projects to President Hugo Chavez's government, but ConocoPhillips resisted, prompting warnings that its fields could be taken over outright.
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007. By: Jay Hartling
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007. By: Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com
Caracas, April 25, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)— President Chavez’s performance in office continues to be viewed positively by nearly two-thirds of the population, despite a 70% rejection of the non-renewal of the TV broadcast license of RCTV, according to the Venezuelan polling firm Datanalisis. Also, a new Latinobarometro poll finds that Latin Americans view Venezuela as the friendliest country in the Americas.
19 April 2007. By Federico Fuentes, Caracas. Green Left Weekly
Returning once again to Venezuela — having last spent four months here in 2005 — I recalled a refrain that had been constantly repeated by Venezuelans: “After we re-elect Chavez in 2006, the real revolution will begin.” It took very little time for me to realise exactly what they meant.
Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 By: Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com
Merida, April 20, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)-- Venezuela President Hugo Chávez took another step on Thursday in the formation of the Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). The President presided over the swearing in of thousands of new "promoters" of the party at an event in Caracas. During his speech, Chávez called out to two pro-Chávez governors who oppose the PSUV to join the opposition, and called on voters in their states to revoke their mandates.
An Account of April 11-13, 2002, in Venezuela
For the fifth anniversary of the defeat of the April 11-13 coup attempt, the most complete account—in English—of what happened and an examination of the most pressing questions around the events of those days.
By: Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com Published: 13/04/07
12 April 2007. Stuart Munckton from Green Left Weekly
“How did it happen that the President of Venezuela reached out to help the poor and the indigenous people of the United States?”, Tim Giago asked in a March 19 Indianz.com article. He was referring to the provision of cheap heating oil to the US poor, including a number of Native American tribes, by the government of Venezuela’s socialist president, Hugo Chavez.
12 April 2007. Stuart Munckton - Green Left Weekly
An April 4 Survival International article reported that a decree by Venezuela’s socialist president, Hugo Chavez, had banned the planned construction of new coalmines on the land of the Wayuu, Yukpa and Bari indigenous people in the state of Zulia, which is governed by a leader of the pro-capitalist opposition.
Orlando Chirino, a national coordinator of the UNT union federation and a leader of its C-Cura ‘classist’ tendency, writes