Venezuela’s Chavez Asks Colombian Rebels To Seek Change Politically

June 18, 2008 by Staff

By Gary Ghirardi The world media story about Hugo Chávez’s recent proclamation on his weekly television show, that the Colombian revolutionary group, FARC, has become historically irrelevant, has surprised many in the U.S. Government and has been interpreted as an act of political expediency to get the U.S. State department off his back as a […]

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Spinning the News – The FARC-EP Files, Venezuela and Interpol

May 21, 2008 by Staff

by Stephen Lendman First some background. On March 1, the Colombian military (with US Special Forces help) illegally attacked a FARC-EP rebel camp inside Ecuador. US satellite telephone tracking located the site. Washington signed off on the mission. Over 20 people were killed, including 16 or more FARC-EP members while they slept. Key among them […]

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Venezuela : Democracy, Socialism and Imperialism

April 19, 2008 by Staff

by Prof. James Petras /Global Research, April 17, 2008 Introduction Venezuela ‘s President Hugo Chavez remains the world’s leading secular, democratically elected political leader who has consistently and publicly opposed imperialist wars in the Middle East , attacked extra-territorial intervention and US and European Union complicity in kidnapping and torture. Venezuela plays the major role […]

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Eva Golinger’s “Bush v. Chavez, The Coming War on Venezuela” (book review)

March 29, 2008 by Staff

by George Ciccariello-Maher / 24 March 2008 More than a year ago, I attended the official book release for the Venezuelan edition of Eva Golinger’s Bush Versus Chávez, published by Monte Avila, and the book had previously been printed in Cuba by Editorial José Martí. I recount this to make the following point: long before […]

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Bush v. Chavez – An Update

March 17, 2008 by Staff

Introduction by Gary Ghirardi. Stephen Lendman is a contributing writer to the mediaLeft web site and his articles are published widely in the progressive press. Last Wednesday in a move by Bush and 21 right wing “law makers” Chavez and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela are to be declared “State sponsors of Terror.” The ramifications […]

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A Path of Peace Pursued: Ecuador Resolves Differences with Colombia at Summit

March 9, 2008 by Staff

Introduction by Gary Ghirardi In a week that saw much concern for the escalation of a conflict that could have led to the beginning of a tri-national border conflict, Venezuela and Ecuador have come to an agreement with Colombia to pursue a peaceful resolution, for now. My wife, Sandra Angeleri appeared on TeleSur, the left […]

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Venezuela’s D-Day – The December 2, 2007 Constituent Referendum: Democratic Socialism or Imperial Counter-Revolution

November 29, 2007 by Staff

James Petras November 27, 2007 On November 26, 2007 the Venezuelan government broadcast and circulated a confidential memo from the US embassy to the CIA which is devastatingly revealing of US clandestine operations and which will influence the referendum this Sunday (December 2, 2007). The memo sent by an embassy official, Michael Middleton Steere, was […]

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More on “Operation Pliers” Uncovered in Venezuela

November 29, 2007 by Staff

  by Eva Golinger November 27 Last night CNN en Español aired the above image, which captions at the bottom “Who Killed him?” by “accident”. The image of President Chavez with the caption about killing him below, which some could say subliminally incites to assassination, was a “production error” mistakenly made in the CNN en […]

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Coup D’etat Rumblings in Venezuela

November 20, 2007 by Staff

Stephen Lendman, a prolific political writer out of Chicago, is one of mediaLeft’s contributing writers. This latest article is very important for people to read and be aware of the current situation as the U.S. Government continues its plans to destableize the Democratic Socialist Govenrment and bring back foreign oil company control to the Venezuelan […]

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Manufactured Shortages in Venezuela

November 17, 2007 by Staff

by Gary Ghirardi In the latest of private sector pressure on the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela another “essential?” commodity has been added to the list of shortages; toilet paper. With each proceeding month of a popular democracy moving forward, to amend their new constitution to increase the popular power base, the multinationals and industrialists continue […]

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