In recent months, US imperialism, together with landlords, business organisations, corrupt trade union leaders and the Catholic Church, have stepped up their combined efforts to topple the radical nationalist, populist regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a former paratrooper commander.

Hugo Chávez, elected president of Venezuela in 1998, heads the most radical populist government currently in power. Now, after four years, his regime is at a crossroads as social turmoil and conflict continues.

Mass campaign and threat of general strike sees persecuted workers’ leader released

14 million people came out early in the morning and went to the ballot boxes to elect governors, mayors and regional representatives

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