Hugo Chavez

The day they wanted to kill, all at once, the dream and hope

What the coup against the constitutional government of Hugo Chávez on 11 April 2002 made clear was that the insurgents, civilian, religious, military, Venezuelan and foreign, did not count on the reaction of an unarmed people who took to the…

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes… Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country.…

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

“If the government falls, we will be evicted. We—the Black, the poor, the working class—will lose what we have” By Vijay Prashad (1) This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   Mariela Machado is…

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaidò has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of the World’s largest oil reserves, Nicolas Maduro was democratically re-elected in…

NYC Marks 3rd Anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s Death

The Venezuelan Consulate organized a reception in commemoration of Hugo Chavez’s death. The main event was a projection of Oliver Stone’s documentary call “Mi Amigo Hugo” (My Friend Hugo) a gathering of testimonies of family, friends, intellectuals and politicians who honor and…

A Life Dedicated to the People

March 5 marks the second anniversary since the passing of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on this honor the Venezuelan Consulate in New York organized an opening celebration of a retrospective exhibition call “A life dedicated to the people” remembering…

Chavez, the good and the evil

The intemperate media killed Hugo Chavez several times and now that it has happened they are taking the opportunity to butcher and eviscerate him to pay him back. To pay him back for having been concerned for the more than…

To our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters

On behalf of the NYC chapter of the Humanist Party and the International Federation of Humanist Parties, we would like to send our deepest sympathies and our support on this day of mourning to our Venezuelan brothers and sisters. Mr.…

Venezuela: Chavez is dead, but his revolution goes on

Thousands of saddened Venezuelans poured into the streets of Caracas crying, hugging each other and shouting slogans in support of President Hugo Chavez after learning of his death. “I feel such big pain I cannot even speak,” said Yamilina Barrios,…

Chavez returns to Venezuela after two months in Cuba

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned to Caracas after more than two months of treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery, and his supporters held street celebrations to welcome him home. Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on the state television network…

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