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Venezuela: Local Reactions to the Re-Election Reform

January 29, 2009 Max Ajl 0

Source: NACLA Following close on the United Socialist Party of Venezuela‘s (PSUV) electoral victory in the November 23 regional elections, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez re-proposed a constitutional reform that would allow indefinite re-election. The first […]

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Argentina: Women Keep Disappearing

January 28, 2009 María Luisa Peralta 0

December is a special month in Argentina. On December 10, 1983 a president elected by popular vote took charge of office, bringing an end to the last civil-military dictatorship and thus starting the recovery of democracy. It was the 25th anniversary of that day this December and evaluations of the period were abundant. […]

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Brazil’s Landless Movement Turns 25, Opens “New Phase” of Struggle

January 28, 2009 Michael Fox 0

In late January 1984, a group of nearly a hundred "landless" farmers from across Brazil met to debate the founding of a movement for agrarian reform which would unite landless campesinos and farm workers from around the country. At last week’s 13th national meeting of the MST, 1500 MST members from across the country met to debate the direction of the movement. […]

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