Venezuela was never as important for the Spanish empire as its other
colonies. Colombia was vital for its coffee, Peru for its gold and
Bolivia for its silver; they all assumed a greater importance than
Venezuela. Cocoa became Venezuela’s only important commercial product
during the 17th Century. Cocoa was...
The revolutionary crisis in Venezuela has entered a new and critical phase. The left-populist regime of President Hugo Chávez appears to have taken a left turn in the face of a renewed threat from reaction.
Ronald Reagan, the B-movie actor who became the 40th president of the
USA (1981-88) has died aged 93. Wall Street will stay closed for
Reagan‘s state funeral, a salute to the godfather of today‘s stock
Amidst enthusiastic scenes upwards of a thousand workers, young people
and representatives from the landless movement, a new party which has
been named "Party for Socialism and Liberty" (SOL, the Portuguese word
for sun) was formed in Brasília, Brazil’s Federal capital, over the
weekend of 5 and 6...