With almost 3 million people participating in the process of primary
elections, the coalition of right-wing parties in opposition to the
Chavez government, elected a united candidate for the Presidential
elections in October.
THE REACTIONARY ’STRIKE’ is the most serious crisis Chávez has faced
since the failed coup attempt in April 2002. That coup was defeated by a
spontaneous mass movement of the poor from the shantytowns with the
support of sections of the army rank and file. Following those events,
the Committee for a...
The celebrations by the ruling elite in Venezuela and the White House on
Saturday 14 April following the removal of Hugo Chávez from power by a
military coup were premature. Within a matter of hours the...
Following the defeat of the coup in April the CWI warned: "…it is now
essential that the working class and oppressed in Venezuela seize the
initiative and take the necessary steps to overthrow capitalism and
establish a democratic workers’ government with a revolutionary
socialist programme. If this is...
In the midst of Venezuela’s worst economic crisis for decades, severe
flooding killed thousands of people and brought air and sea ports to a
standstill. Tony Saunois evaluates the effects of the disaster against
the political backdrop of the election 14 months ago of the radical
president, Hugo Chávez.