Tag Archives: Venezuela

A little education is a dangerous thing

In this month, so called ‘peaceful’ right wing Venezuelan students have burned down a public University.  And the UK government has introduced rules preventing the sending of books to prisoners.  Says a lot. Advertisements

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The news media and risings against elected governments.

updated 23/02/14 with more links to detailed coverage;  and 24/02/14 extra links at the end. The dominant news media in the UK are very selective in what they report. Latin American visitors often remark that their region hardly seems to … Continue reading

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Venezuela: promise and challenge

One of the best articles I’ve seen on the state of the Venezuelan “Bolivarian Revolution”:  it sets out its promise and the challenges and contradictions it faces.  Notable among them is this: “…the priority to preserve the planet and save … Continue reading

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