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Venezuelan War of Independence Battles

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Battle of Alto de Los Godos It was a battle that took place on 25 May 1813 in Maturin, Venezuela during the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Granada. The campaign resulted in a patriotic victory against the forces of forces of Spanish general Domingo de Monteverde. Battle of Araure The Battle of Araure was fought during the short-lived reign of the Second...

Miranda International Centre launched

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International Exchange Programme, the aim of which is to coordinate a network of critical researchers who will make Venezuela one of the nodes of this network, the idea being to foster exchanges with relevant researchers and social activists all over the world. To do this, we have envisaged having people come and stay for up to three months...

Cynicism with out bounds by Time magazine

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The recent internet poll on the Time magazine web site asking its readers to vote for the “Person of the Year” resulted in a decisive victory for President Hugo Chavez, with the Iranian president coming in second place. Chavez received 35% of the votes cast and true to form, the cynics and hypocrites of the corporate media decided to run...

British MP’s Establish “Friends of Venezuela”

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Group of British MP’s “Friends of Venezuela” to be constituted in London, a press release from the Venezuelan Embassy in London has indicated that the initial number of MP’s making up the group will be 102. “This is an extremely unusual initiative which is testimony to the high level of support existing inside the British government’s ruling party for the...

The Bolivarian Revolution

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Mark Langhammer - National Executive member of the Irish Labour Party At last Sunday’s Venezuelan election, the incumbent President, Hugo Chavez was re-elected by a long distance. Chavez won 62.89% of the vote ahead of his main rival, Manuel Rosales, who polled 36.85% with final results expected some time next week. As I write, I can anticipate the US backed ‘line’...

Has Poverty in Venezuela Fallen or Risen Under President Hugo Chavez?

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The household poverty rate was thus reduced by nearly 5 percentage points, or 12.9 percent, from 42.8 percent in the first half of 1999 (when President Chavez took office) to 37.9 percent in the second half of 2005. Since the economy has continued to grow rapidly this year (first quarter growth came in at 9.4 percent), the poverty...