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Reducing the market share of Venezuela’s two largest coffee makers, Fama de America and Cafe Madrid, the government nationalized the former and turned the latter into a mixed enterprise partially owned by the state.

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On December 15th 2006, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced his desire to create a single, consolidated left wing party entitled the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Chavez encouraged all left-wing parties, representing the mass majority of the National Assembly, to dissolve into the PSUV and abandon their current leadership. Chavez has framed the formulation of the PSUV as an essential step toward creating 21st Century Socialism and furthering the revolutionary goals of the Bolivarian process.

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Chancelor David Choquehuanca reported that the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) scheduled for December 14 and 15 will surely discuss the use of the 7 US military bases in Colombia.”
On Tuesday, Bolivian President, Evo Morales, asserted that he will call for an ALBA emergency meeting in order to analyze the US military bases situation in Colombia.

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In Venezuelan industrial city of Cagua in Aragua, workers of a Major abandoned company in question had been requesting expropriation through the Venezuelan bureaucracy since 2006. This had not worked out for the workers until now.

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An official document from the Department of the US Air Force reveals that the military base in Palanquero, Colombia will provide the Pentagon with “…an opportunity for conducting full spectrum operations throughout South America…” Both the US and Colombian governments have publicly stated that the military agreement refers only to counternarcotics and counterterrorism operations within Colombian territory.

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Por: Franz J. T. Lee - En el tercer milenio la conquista beligerante a nivel global de la “Humania del Sur”, especialmente del Caribe, Centroamérica y América del Sur, por parte de los Estados Unidos de América, está en pleno apogeo. Sin embargo, en el escenario histórico mundial, en vísperas de un posible colapso del sistema capitalista, está haciendo estragos una inexorable guerra pírrica que amenaza con devorar a las propias superpotencias. Oscar Wilde, en consonancia política con Rosa Luxemburgo, ha descrito de manera muy conmovedora la quintaesencia de la “Revolución Americana” y sus consecuencias nefastas:

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Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, said Sunday that if the USA attacked Venezuela militarily through Colombia, it would initiate a “100-year-long war”, which would spread throughout the region.

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The last time I had the opportunity to speak in Caracas—at long-distance that time—was about a year ago, right after the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) meeting in Santiago in September 2008. That meeting was called "with the purpose of considering the situation in the Republic of Bolivia," after an uprising backed by the traditional elites who had lost power in the impressive democratic elections of 2005.

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On Thursday, Venezuela announced the expansion of military operations along its western border in order to fight drug trafficking and protect a recently discovered reserve of coltan from illegal mining. In what is titled Operation Blue Gold, 15,000 Air Force, Army, and Navy personnel will protect the coltan reserve, which straddles the states of Bolivar and Amazonas.

 

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