On 15 August 2004, a recall referendum aimed at ousting Venezuelan
president Chávez was resoundingly defeated by a mobilisation of the
masses - particularly in poor shantytowns, through electoral ‘battle
units’ and other organisations of the ‘Bolivarian revolution’. This
opened up a new...
Across Venezuela hundreds of thousands have celebrated the defeat of the
attempt to “recall” the radical President Hugo Chávez. The overwhelming
referendum result is a huge blow against US President Bush’s policies
and the Venezuelan ruling class. The opposition had hoped that they
would be able...