Hugo Chavez synonomised the possibility of impossibilty and resurgence of the left and people. To a generation dismayed by disintegration of USSR and a uni-polarisation of opinion, constructed by market and endorsed by conformists, churnings in the Latin America brought a fresh lease of life. Vivid ‘nouns’ and ‘phrases’ like ‘Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela’ (The United Socialist Party of Venezuela), Chavismo (welfare through nationalisation), resurrection of ‘Bolivarianism’ (synonymizing national independence since Simon Bolivar) made the return of struggle in many parts of world forceful.
Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, and inspiration to millions of left supporters and poor people in the world died of cancer today. This is my personal tribute to a great revolutionary.
A thorough obituary is in order to salute the legacy of one of the most celebrated socialist revolutionaries of our contemporary times, as President Hugo Chavez succumbs to an untimely death at the relatively young age of 58. For now, though, we shall quickly place some links (with abstracts) that discuss his legacy in some detail apart from reactions from world leaders to Chavez's death.
President Hugo Chavez's recent victory in Venezuela's presidential elections is another step in making the path to socialism irreversible in that country. Whether Chavez will manage to heed some of his leftist critics and allies and evolve further reforms that broaden the scope of the socialist project remains to be seen, but the signs are promising.
A blog post on the victory of Hugo Chavez in the recently held presidential elections in Venezuela. Photo courtesy, venezuelanalysis.com
On April 13, more than 30,000 Bolivarian Militants took oath to defend the revolution till the last breath,in Venezuela.
"Hugo Chávez has won yet another victory in the referendum to amend the constitution and pave way for the removal of term limits for the election of a person to all the elected posts. The "yes" vote secured 54.4 percent of the nearly 67 percent votes polled on February 15, 2009. That means 6.31 million people of Venezuela had voted "yes." The "yes" vote triumphed by over eight percent vote, a remarkable margin considering the fact that this amendment was one of the 69 articles that were put for referendum in December 2007 and narrowly defeated.",writes R. Arun Kumar.
"Hugo Chávez Frías was first elected president of Venezuela in December 1998 and took office ten years ago, in February of 1999. Chávez is a controversial figure, and most discussion of his tenure is polarized or otherwise ideological, and mostly negative. This paper looks briefly at some of the most important economic and social indicators over the last decade, and also at the current situation and challenges. It relies on data that are not in dispute. Some of the most important data have been largely unreported, although they are publicly available."
An upcoming autonomy referendum for Bolivia’s richest province may push the South American nation on a path toward political disintegration. Bolivian vote could spark grave political crisis. Latin Leftists show of strong support to Bolivia.