As it happens every so often, the Venezuelan right wing media and their international counterparts are once again raising a hue and cry over alleged threats to freedom of the media and freedom of expression in Venezuela.
The election is over and after a decade of trying to undermine Venezuelan democracy, the right have given President Hugo Chavez a much-needed kick up the backside. The Bolivarian revolution is not under threat, but the opposition - almost extinct a few years ago - is making a comeback.
Factory workers from the Venezuelan chemical and lubricant company Veneco held a demonstration Sunday night in Carabobo state to show their support for the company’s nationalization, which President Hugo Chavez announced last Sunday afternoon.
We provide here links to the official results of the National Assembly elections on S26 in Venezuela as well as links to different articles analysing them. For basic information, see also the Hands Off Venezuela newsletter produced immediately after the election results were announced.
The international solidarity campaign organised by the Hands Off Venezuela campaign and the Bolivarian Congress of the Peoples coinciding with the National Assembly elections in Venezuela was a resounding success. More than 30 events were organised in 20 different countries, and nearly 1500 people from 65 different countries signed the solidarity appeal.
Several acts were performed in Brazil last weekend as part of the World Day of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, including visits of delegations of trade unionists and political activists to Venezuelan Consulates in different parts of the country and a rally in Rio de Janeiro.