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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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simon_bolivar_small.jpg24 June 2009 is the 226th anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru. We offer here a short biography of this great man whose ideals of sovereignty, freedom and Latin American integration are still vital today for the well being of the region.

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The Bolivia Solidarity Campaign urges all its supporters to say NO to international fascist terrorism whose intention is to spit Bolivia apart! Please sign the petition.

They are using their violent methods to destroy and balkanize Bolivia, one of the poorest countries of the Western hemisphere (yet, incredibly rich in natural resources).

 

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On Tuesday, May 5, Argenis Vázquez, Secretary of the Toyota union SINTRATOYOTA, was murdered as he was leaving his home in Los Chaimas de Cumaná; in the state of Sucre, to attend a scheduled meeting at Toyota headquarters.

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At the close of the Summit of the America's in April, leaders of the ALBA nations, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Honduras released the following statement condemning all futile attempts to solve the world financial crisis without tackling its real causes and attempted to open debate about the real issues. Read the full communique here.

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Manuel Rosales, a prominent Venezuelan opposition leader and mayor of Maracaibo facing corruption charges, failed to appear at a court appointment on Monday and has reportedly arrived in Peru and sought political asylum.

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