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We are publishing here the full text of the statement by the Venezuelan government in response to the provocative declarations of US president Obama in Mexico. We are ready to respond to the call made: "we call all friends of the Venezuelan cause to display the most active solidarity with our people."

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On Sunday April 14, Bolivarian candidate Nicolas Maduro won the Venezuelan presidential election by a narrow margin. With 99.12% of the votes counted, there was a 78.71% turn out, with Maduro receiving 7,505,378 votes (50.66%), and Capriles 7,270,403 votes (49.07%). Opposition candidate Capriles declared that he does not recognise the result and demanded an audit of 100% of the vote.

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We will be reporting on the presidential election, results and reactions

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Millions of people turned out for the closing election rally of the Bolivarian candidate filling 7 huge avenues in the centre of Caracas ahead of Sunday's presidential election. Here's a pìcture gallery from the "Hugo Chávez" Campaign Commando

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This article appears in the April edition of Labour Briefing. It is almost an impossible task to summ up the legacy of Hugo Chávez in 650 words, but that was the space which was available.

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Today, March 5, at 4.25 pm local time, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died. This was announced by Vice President Maduro.

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez returned to Venezuela in the early this Monday, February 18th, after completing the first part of his post operatory recovery in Havana Cuba, where he underwent surgery on December 11.

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We republish this interesting article by Jay Hartling Chavez about the campaign the Salvadorean oligarchy has launched against ALBA agreements with Venezuela. 

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Tens of thousands gathered in Caracas on January 10th to show their support for and solidarity with president Chávez and the Bolivarian revolution. There was no "vacuum of power" of which the opposition talks about, but a revolutionary people in the streets. 

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