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Analysis of the Venezuelan Referendum: Time for Economic Strategy

February 24, 2009 Max Ajl 0

On Sunday, Feb. 15 2009, after a ferociously fought campaign, the Venezuelan electorate voted to allow indefinite re-election for all Venezuelan political offices. The vote was not close: according to the second official bulletin, with 99.57 percent of the votes counted, “Si” had garnered 6,310,482 votes—54.85 percent of the total. The “No” got 5,193,839 votes—45.14 percent of the total.


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Mexico Unconquered: Reviewing a People’s History of Power and Revolt

February 23, 2009 Benjamin Dangl 0

Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, calls Mexico home, as do millions of impoverished citizens. From Spanish colonization to today’s state and corporate repression, Mexico Unconquered: Chronicles of Power and Revolt, by John Gibler, is written from the street barricades, against the Slims of the world, and alongside "the underdogs and rebels" of an unconquered country. […]

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