Newsclick Production, March 9, 2013
Newsclick remembers the revolutionary Hugo Chavez.
Greg Grandin, March 6, 2013
I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “Right here. Right here.
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.
Laura Carlsen, Courtesy: FPIP, August 08, 2012
“We are the children of the ideals you couldn’t kill.”
Johannes Wilm, Courtesy: Upside Down World, July 21, 2012
The left-leaning bishop Fernando Lugo was elected in 2008 as President of Paraguay. With his election, 61 years of rule by the conservative Colorado Party ended. Similar to what has happened in several other Latin American countries in recent years, the new government set up social programs and longstanding relations with the United States were slowly replaced by alliances with neighboring countries.
The Paraguayan Coup: How agribusiness, landowning and media elite, and the U.S. are paving a way for regional destabilization
Francesca Fiorentini, Courtesy: Upside Down World, July 12, 2012
It has been nearly two weeks since the parliament of Paraguay orchestrated an institutional coup that removed President Fernando Lugo from power and installed vice president Fernando Franco in his place, a mere 9 months before the next presidential elections.