Walden Bello, professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, and executive director of the research and advocacy institute Focus on the Global South based in Bangkok, recently visited Venezuela.
Steve Mather, Caracas: By providing subsidised oil and combustible fuel to people living in poverty in the United States, Venezuela is setting a great example to Latin America and the World in cooperation and solidarity, according to the U.S. writer and renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky.
An article by U.S. academic William Robinson on the new website based project In the Name of Democracy discusses how the U.S. government has intervened in Venezuela recently under the guise of "democracy promotion", and argues that this is symptomatic of a new form of U.S. political intervention in Latin America.
Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter from the Australian weekly newspaper Green Left Weekly interview Carolus Wimmer, a member of the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) since 1971 and the party’s international relations secretary.
Pablo Navarrete, Caracas: In response to recent claims by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that truckers in Venezuela are engaged in a strike, Venezuela's National Union of Workers (UNT) issues a rejection of Rice's strategy to attack Venezuela.
Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter from the Australian weekly newspaper Green Left Weekly visit the new Latin American TV channel Telesur and talk with the channel's director about some of the challenges Telesur faces.