ON A recent Miami television programme, a group of Venezuelan
ex-military officers openly called for a US invasion to overthrow the
twice-elected radical, nationalist government of President Hugo Chavez.
THE REACTIONARY ’STRIKE’ is the most serious crisis Chávez has faced
since the failed coup attempt in April 2002. That coup was defeated by a
spontaneous mass movement of the poor from the shantytowns with the
support of sections of the army rank and file. Following those events,
the Committee for a...
In recent months, US imperialism, together with landlords, business
organisations, corrupt trade union leaders and the Catholic Church, have
stepped up their combined efforts to topple the radical nationalist,
populist regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a former
In the midst of Venezuela’s worst economic crisis for decades, severe
flooding killed thousands of people and brought air and sea ports to a
standstill. Tony Saunois evaluates the effects of the disaster against
the political backdrop of the election 14 months ago of the radical
president, Hugo Chávez.
Following the defeat of the coup in April the CWI warned: "…it is now
essential that the working class and oppressed in Venezuela seize the
initiative and take the necessary steps to overthrow capitalism and
establish a democratic workers’ government with a revolutionary
socialist programme. If this is...
The celebrations by the ruling elite in Venezuela and the White House on
Saturday 14 April following the removal of Hugo Chávez from power by a
military coup were premature. Within a matter of hours the...
Hugo Chávez, elected president of Venezuela in 1998, heads the most
radical populist government currently in power. Now, after four years,
his regime is at a crossroads as social turmoil and conflict continues.