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indonesia_national_liberation_venezuela-thumb.jpgLatin America today is the centre for a political change in the world and also a testament to the failure of the neoliberal ideology. The gains of the Bolivarian Revolution have answered many of the immediate needs of the people, though not completely, and this success can become an inspiration to consolidate the movement against capitalism and imperialism, and build the national sovereignty in all over Latin America and the world.

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During an interview obtained by Al Jazeera, Geovanny Velasquéz Zambrano, an incarcerated Colombian paramilitary assasin, confirmed that a "wealthy Venezuelan politician" named Manuel Rosales, offered him $25 million to assassinate President Chávez by any means.

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Mérida, September 2nd 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) -This week, the Socialist Workers Front within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) began the formation of worker "patrols," or local units, to function together with the party's neighborhood based patrols. Also, the party announced that it will host the ‘First International Meeting of Leftist Parties' in early October.

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US-based organizations in solidarity with Venezuela, support the Law for Gender Equality and the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Canadian imperialism stands back and watches coup unfold in HondurasCanada has stood almost alone on the international stage, going so far as to say that Zelaya should not return back to Honduras. This should not come as a huge shock for Canadians as the Canadian state has been pursuing an increasingly interventionist role in Latin American affairs for a while now.

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hov_delegat_amsterdam_09-thumb.jpgThis is a report from the HOV delegation to the first all-European gathering of Venezuela solidarity organisations in Amsterdam with over 100 participants from different solidairty organisations around Europe. The HOV delegation consisted of comrades from Poland, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Portugal.

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Caracas, June 29th 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for all Latin American governments to organize demonstrations in solidarity with the people of Honduras at an emergency meeting of the nine member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas (ALBA) in Mangaua, Nicaragua, Sunday night.

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Photo by presidencia_de_la_republica_del_ecuador"This morning military personal kidnapped Honduran president Manuel Zelaya. According to one witness, 200 soldiers arrived at the president's house at 6am this morning, 4 shots were fired and later they left in vehicles towards the air base. The soldiers also took over the government television station, Channel 8, and took it off air. Zelaya is currently speaking live on Telsur TV, from Costa Rica."

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Photo by rbreve.Caracas, Venezuela -  The text message that beeped on my cell phone this morning read "Alert, Zelaya has been kidnapped, coup d'etat underway in Honduras, spread the word." It's a rude awakening for a Sunday morning, especially for the millions of Hondurans that were preparing to exercise their sacred right to vote today for the first time on a consultative referendum concerning the future convening of a constitutional assembly to reform the constitution.

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