[In the article below John Hofer argues that Venezuela's recent economic performance suggests that the country's economic policies are pragmatic rather than "populist", as they have often been described. --Ed]
[In the article below venezuelanalysis.com editor, Greg Wilpert, explores whether Venezuela is really heading towards something that could be called "Socialism of the 21st century". For a Spanish version of the article click here. --Ed]
[In the article below the US based Venezuela Solidarity Network criticise U2's Bono for backing a videogame which promotes the invasion and destruction of Venezuela in order to check "a power hungry tyrant" who has "seized control of Venezuela and her oil supply." -- Ed]
[Below is an extract from Greg Palast's new book 'Armed Madhouse', to be published in Britain on July 1 2006. You can purchase 'Armed Madhouse' at www.GregPalast.com. Greg Palast will be signing copies of his new book Armed Madhouse on Tuesday 4th July from 8pm at the NUJ headquarters (308 Grays Inn Road, London WC1, nearest tube: Kings Cross) with Hands Off Venezuela and the NUJ book branch.For more information see the press release Greg Palast talks to Hands Off Venezuela.
'Finding Bolivar's Heir,' a new film from Greg Palast which includes an interview with Hugo Chávez, can be viewed here. -- Ed.]