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Brazil: Workers Party crisis shows limit of left’s strategy

30 March 2016
As the right moves to overturn left governments in South America, important political arguments have been raised, writes Dave Sewell

Damnificados: a magical realist manifesto for the poor

23 February 2016
Debut novelist JJ Amaworo Wilson’s magical realist fable celebrates the ingenuity, tenacity and resistance of slum-dwellers.

Venezuela election shakes left government

08 December 2015
The right wing opposition won a large majority in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections last Sunday.

International round-up

17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.

International round-up

11 March 2014
International Women's Day protests defend abortion rights in Spain | Anger after Nazi knifings in Sweden | Freed ex-Black Panther criticises trial | Clashes continue in Venezuela

Clashes continue in Venezuela

11 March 2014
Protests and violent clashes continue in Venezuela. 

Government supporters protest in Venezuela to mark uprising of 1989

04 March 2014
Supporters of the Venezuelan government rallied in Caracas last week to mark 25 years since the “Caracazo” uprising of 1989.

Old rulers in Venezuela see a chance for revenge

25 February 2014
The last two weeks in Venezuela have seen the right wing opposition mobilise street demonstrations

Right wing protests turn violent in Venezuela

18 February 2014
Wealthy students led right wing protests that turned violent in Venezuela last week. These included armed attacks on government buildings.

International round-up

21 May 2013
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela

A close vote in Venezuela

16 April 2013
Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won the presidential election in Venezuela last Sunday.

Crisis grows as speculation surrounds Chavez's health

12 January 2013
Venezuela has been gripped by political crisis amid speculation that long serving left wing president Hugo Chavez could be at death’s door.

Chavez re-elected in Venezuela despite mounting problems for his Bolivarian revolution

08 October 2012
Hugo Chavez has been re-elected as president of Venezuela with just under 55 percent of the total vote—the lowest since he first took the presidency in 1998.

What will happen if Hugo Chavez goes?

19 July 2011
Hugo Chavez appeared on the presidential balcony in Caracas on 5 July, Venezuelan Independence Day. He is recovering from cancer and is obviously very ill.

Venezuela: election results are a warning

28 September 2010
Venezuela’s National Assembly looks very different today. The majority that backs President Hugo Chavez- elected in 2005 when the right did not present candidates – has been reduced from 147 to 99 seats.

Problems grow for Venezuela’s revolution

21 September 2010
Venezuela goes to the polls on 26 September to elect members its National Assembly.

The First International was forged in struggle

02 February 2010
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has called for the formation of a Fifth International to unite socialists around the world.

Venezuela: revolution stalled

22 September 2009
Every Sunday at 11am, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez welcomes Venezuelans to "Alo Presidente" on the country’s state-run television and radio stations.

Latin America: wounds that haven’t healed

07 July 2009
The radical Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez presented Barack Obama with the book Open Veins of Latin America, one of the continent’s most important political works, during the Summit of the Americas in April.

Hugo Chavez faces his demons in Venezuela

26 May 2009
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced that a number of multinational metal companies are to be nationalised. This follows the government take over of several oil companies, ports, airports and some food producing firms.

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