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Basic data on the Venezuelan Economy

15th February 2007
To view a series of graphs detailing various aspects of the Venezuelan economic situation
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This material is published in response to the erroneous claims made by this week by Australian Treasurer Peter Costello in relation to the Venezuelan economy.
Published by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network.

Presidential Elections – A Crucial Turning Point for the Revolution

By Jorge Martin - In Defense of Marxism
Thursday, Nov 02, 2006

The campaign for Venezuela's presidential election on December 3rd is already well under way. But this is far from a normal election. On December 3rd what is really at stake is the future of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Venezuela: The Revolution Unfolding in Latin America

by Jorge Jorquera

Contents
Introduction

Venezuelan Politics and Class

Neoliberalism, the Erosion of Consensus and the Rise of a New Popular Movement*

The ‘Democratic Strategy’ of the Bolivarian Revolution

Capitalist Power

Beginning of a Counter-Power

Problem of Political Leadership

A New Era of Latin American Rebellion and Revolution

* The term popular is used here in the sense of the Spanish language word popular, which in English translates something more like “ordinary people”.

Appendices

Interview with Hugo Chavez

Bitter Lessons of Chile

Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

(non-official translation)
NATIONAL CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY
PREAMBLE

Venezuela: Draft program and principles of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)

[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.

Resolutions adopted at the Latin America & Asia Pacific International Solidarity Forum in Melbourne, October 11-14, 2007

International Solidarity Forum resolution: Statement of Solidarity

We came and met together from many different countries.
We came because we are some of those who have to struggle.
We have to fight the capitalists. We have to fight and win.

To fight we need to meet, and talk about our problems.
The ways we get defeated, the ways in which we are winning.

Constitutional reforms - key facts

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez Frias, presented to the Venezuelan People on the 15 August 2007, a proposal of the Constitutional Reform. This proposal modifies 10% of the articulated text, 33 out of 350 articles, without affecting its structure or its fundamental principles. Nevertheless, it introduces adjustments indispensable for the deepening of the Constitutional and Democratic Revolution initiated in 1999.

The 47-Hour Coup That Changed Everything

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

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