23 February 2016
Debut novelist JJ Amaworo Wilson’s magical realist fable celebrates the ingenuity, tenacity and resistance of slum-dwellers.
08 December 2015
The right wing opposition won a large majority in Venezuela’s parliamentary elections last Sunday.
17 March 2015
US president Barack Obama rushed to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, last week.
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
11 March 2014
Protests and violent clashes continue in Venezuela.
04 March 2014
Supporters of the Venezuelan government rallied in Caracas last week to mark 25 years since the “Caracazo” uprising of 1989.
25 February 2014
The last two weeks in Venezuela have seen the right wing opposition mobilise street demonstrations
18 February 2014
Wealthy students led right wing protests that turned violent in Venezuela last week. These included armed attacks on government buildings.
21 May 2013
Protest in Italy, carnage in Iraq, shortages in Venezuela
16 April 2013
Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won the presidential election in Venezuela last Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 September 2010
Venezuela goes to the polls on 26 September to elect members its National Assembly.
02 February 2010
Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has called for the formation of a Fifth International to unite socialists around the world.
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.
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.
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.
17 February 2009
Just after 9pm last Sunday a crowd erupted into cries of joy in Venezuela's capital, Caracas. They were gathered on Urdaneta Avenue, the street that runs alongside the presidential palace, and had just heard the announcement that President Hugo Chavez had won a hard-fought referendum on a constitutional amendment.