Assassination by drone? Venezuela’s President avoids plot to kill
Venezuela’s president was in the middle of his speech at a military commemoration in Caracas when two explosions were heard, causing soldiers to scatter. The government lost little time in describing the incident as an attack involving explosive drones. But firefighters said gas canisters had exploded in a nearby apartment. Meanwhile many of the culprits…
Venezuela: poor suffer most in economic turmoil
Eighty protesters have now died in months of violent clashes with police. Today the UN has urged Venezuela’s President to uphold the rule of law and the right of people to protest. Along with the crackdown on protests, the economic situation is getting worse. And it’s Venezuela’s most vulnerable who are suffering most, as Guillermo…
Mark Weisbrot: Venezuela had ‘decade of economic progress’ under Chavez
Mark Weisbrot, an economist who co-wrote Oliver Stone’s documentary ‘South of the Border’, which explored political movements across south America, says millions of Venezuelans received healthcare and education for the first time under Hugo Chavez. Venezuela enjoyed a decade of economic progress under Hugo Chavez.