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Venezuela: Chavez Wins Presidential Election with 54% of the Vote!

Mérida, 7th October 2012 ( – Hugo Chavez has won the Venezuelan presidential election with 54.42% of the vote against 44.97% for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski. Chavez has made his victory speech, while Capriles has recognised his defeat.

The “first bulletin” results were announced by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, at around 10pm Venezuelan time, with 90% of the votes totaled, enough to give Chavez an irreversible victory.

The CNE president said, “Once again we’ve had a calm electoral process, without problems, with the joy of this people who decided to vote massively today”. Read the rest of this entry

Chávez: Presidential Campaign Will Offer Socialist Option to the People

Caracas, November 4th 2011 ( – Deepening the socialist project in Venezuela will be the driving force behind president Hugo Chávez’s 2012 election campaign, confirmed the incumbent head of state earlier this week.

During a broadcast on state television programme VTV, Chávez stated that “education for liberation” and “moving away from the logic of capitalism” will be at the heart of the socialist plan that the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is proposing for the period 2013-2019. Read the rest of this entry

Venezuela Celebrates Indigenous Resistance Day, Ancestral Lands Granted to Indigenous Communities

Indigenous groups marched across the country to mark the Day of Indigenous Resistance

Mérida, October 13th 2011 ( – This past Wednesday, the Venezuelan government returned over 15,800 hectares of ancestral lands to the indigenous Yukpa people, as the country celebrated “Indigenous Resistance Day” with public events and marches across the country.

Designated by Franklin D Roosevelt as “Columbus Day” in 1937, the 12th of October is the date that Christopher Columbus first “discovered” the Americas. The anniversary was re-named “Day of Indigenous Resistance” by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in 2002 to commemorate the beginning of the indigenous struggle against European invasion and colonisation. Read the rest of this entry