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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva met in Venezuela with President Hugo Chavez on Friday to evaluate the progress of bilateral development projects, in particular accords related to Venezuela’s industrialization, production of soy, and entrance as a member in the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR)

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Last week, Venezuelan officials arrested seven suspects in the deadly October 13th attack on an indigenous Yukpa community. However, the investigation was tainted with the arbitrary detention one of the victims, Yukpa Chief Sabino Romero, prompting indigenous rights activists to accuse the government of not fulfilling indigenous rights laws.


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Valencia, October 24th, 2009 (Aporrea.org) – Electrical sector workers, after a just struggle against the managerial bureaucracy of Corpoelec [the state owned National Electricity Corporation] conveyed their satisfaction with the announcements by Chavez regarding the electrical sector. The Corpoelec bureaucracy has revealed itself in the large failures in the electrical service, and in the violation of the rights of workers.

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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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