Newsclick Production, September 26,2013
40 years back on September 11 in 1973, President Salvador Allende's government in Chile was overthrown in a military coup that was masterminded by the CIA. President Allende was killed and more than 40,000 people died in the brutal military regime led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Newsclick presents a brief roundup of the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup.
G Mamatha, Newsclick, July 9, 2013
US imperialism is once again at it. In yet another display of imperial arrogance, it has ordered its friendly allies – France, Spain, Portugal and Italy – to deny permission to a plane flying Bolivian President Evo Morales to his country from Moscow.
Steve Ellner, May 27, 2013
The democratic, peaceful road to socialism, which has been pursued by the governments of Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador and serves as an inspiration for much of the Latin American left, hardly represents a new approach.
Newclick Production, March 25, 2013
Milena Santana-Ramirez, the Venezuelan Ambassador to India, remembers the revolutionary Hugo Chavez in a recently held memorial meeting.
Newsclick Production, March 25. 2013
Senior Journalist Achin Vanaik in a memorial meeting for Hugo Chavez Speaks of Latin America's success in building a path that leads to regional unity.
Danny Glover, Courtesy: Foreign Policy in Focus, November 1, 2012
I had the privilege of traveling to Venezuela and witnessing the country's October 7 presidential election and watching the South American country's extraordinarily active and engaged citizenry in action. An impressive 81 percent of the electorate participated in a transparent and secure electoral process that former president Jimmy Carter reportedly referred to as the best in the world.
Newsclick Production, October 27, 2012
Prof Aijaz Ahmad speaks on the transformations sweeping across the continent of hope. He discusses Emir Sader's important book, The New Mole; the results of Venezuela's recent elections; he takes issue with Slavoj Zizek's assessment of the revolutionary process in Venezuela; and he discusses the idea of 'twenty-first century socialism', and how it differs from the socialism of the previous century. His interlocutor in this conversation is Sudhanva Deshpande of LeftWord Books, and the venue is May Day Cafe in New Delhi.
Newsclick Production, October 15, 2012
Reputed International Affairs expert Prof.Aijaz Ahmad discusses the significance of President Hugo Chavez' historic fourth election victory in Venezuela. Prof.Aijaz opines that the polity and public opinion in Venezuela has shifted markedly to the Left due to the consistent delivery of important social and economic benefits to the underprivileged, and the related grassroots movement and civil structures. This explains the substantial 11% margin of victory, belying the determined campaign by imperialist forces led by the US that the elections were a cliff-hanger, that they would be rigged by Chavez and that violence would ensue after results were declared. Chavez' victory leads and further cements the momentous shift to the Left in Latin America as a whole.
Ewan Robertson, Courtesy: Upside Down World, October 9, 2012
Hugo Chavez has won the Venezuelan presidential election with 54.42% of the vote against 44.97% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Lee Brown, Courtesy: Upside Down World, September 20, 2012
In an extraordinary paper released last week, former US Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, outlined a range of military, financial and diplomatic measures that the US should be prepared to take against the Chavez government after the coming elections on October 7th.