The revolutionary crisis in Venezuela has entered a new and critical phase. The left-populist regime of President Hugo Chávez appears to have taken a left turn in the face of a renewed threat from reaction.
A "GOOD kicking", a "bloody nose", a "slap in the face" - all the media
descriptions of New Labour’s disastrous election results had some
reference to being beaten up. They managed to break several records for
dreadful results. In the local elections they were the first government
The Party of Silvio Berlusconi, Forza Italia, took a beating in
yesterday’s European and provincial elections. It went from 25.2% in the
European election of 1999 to 21% yesterday. But compared to its vote in
the last national election in 2001, it fell by 8.5% - a disaster for any
party. But, as this is Italian...