February 7th 2008, by James Suggett - Venezuelanalysis.com
Cilia Flores, the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, and other authorities commenced "street parliament" sessions last Friday during which they will visit food markets and local communities in order to gather perspectives and suggestions on how to improve the food supply chain and put a halt to hoarding and price speculation.
Federico Fuentes, Caracas. 25 January 2008
On January 12, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez opened the founding congress of the provisionally-named United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Chavez argued it was necessary to go on the offensive with the PSUV “as the spearhead and vanguard” of the revolution his government is leading. “We have arrived here to make a real revolution or die trying.”
Stuart Munckton. 1 February 2008
Although the corporate media present an image of Venezuelans suffering under would-be dictator President Hugo Chavez, whose supposedly irresponsible and populist policies are ruining the country, a new poll released by non-profit NGO Latinobarometro reveals that Venezuelans have the most positive view in Latin America about the state of their country and the direction it’s heading in.
[Below, Links provides translations of the draft program and principles of the provisionally named United Socialist Party of Venezuela, which are
currently being discussed at its founding congress. The documents were drafted by the provisional leadership of the PSUV.
Submitted by Fred Fuentes on January 12th, 2008.
During last year’s "state of the nation" address, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez outlined his plan to speed up the revolution over 2007. Central to this was the "5 motors" that were to drive the revolution forward, along with reiterating his call to form a united socialist party of the revolution.
By TARIQ ALI
CIA Venezuela Destabilization Memo Surfaces
By JAMES PETRAS
On November 26, 2007 the Venezuelan government broadcast and circulated a
confidential memo from the US embassy to the CIA which is devastatingly
revealing of US clandestine operations and which will influence the
referendum this Sunday, December 2, 2007.
The memo sent by an embassy official, Michael Middleton Steere, was
addressed to the Director of Central Intelligence, Michael Hayden. The memo
was entitled 'Advancing to the Last Phase of Operation Pincer' and updates
November 23rd 2007, by Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com
Much controversy surrounds the recent proposal to reform 69 articles of Venezuela's national constitution. Both national and international media have focused their attention on the reform proposal and the opposition protests against it. But, as usual, mainstream media have failed to provide the context and analysis necessary to actually understand the meaning and purpose of the reform, instead focusing mostly on some of the smaller and less significant parts, such as the elimination of presidential term limits.
From Embassy of Venezuela in the U.S.