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May day in Venezuela

Issue No. 1951

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s left wing president, marched through Caracas, the capital, on May Day in support of plans to introduce worker management across state run industries. Workers in Alcasa, the state aluminium company, have already started organising production themselves and electing their shop directors. “It is impossible for us to achieve our goals with capitalism, nor is it possible to find an intermediate path,” Chavez told the crowds.


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International
Sat 14 May 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1951
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