When Bolivia’s President Evo Morales announced, on 1 May, a decree that ‘nationalised’ the oil and gas (the ‘hydrocarbons’) resources, he sent a shockwave around the world.

"The Spanish, the North Americans, the Europeans looted the tin, the silver and the natural resources. We should recognise that in 1937, under the leadership of the armed forces, petroleum was nationalised for the first time, the second nationalisation was carried out in 1969 with the intellectual Marcelo Quitoga...

The importance of the immigrant rights’ movement

The horrendous assassination of three people in Caracas has been used by the opposition to Hugo Chavez as an excuse to start an offensive against the government. After the brutal murder of the Faddoul brothers and their driver by criminals, the opposition parties called demonstrations and protests. Although we cannot...

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