Caracas: First Impressions

by Bill Bonnar When I arrived in Caracas I expected to walk into the middle of a political battleground – with fighting in the streets and large anti government protests. After all, this is what the western media are telling us – nothing could be further from the truth. Walking around Caracas there is an […]

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Open Meeting: Venezuela, What’s Really Happening?

The Renfrewshire Branch of the Scottish Socialist Party will be hosting an Open Meeting at 7.30 pm on Monday 13th May in Paisley Grammar School, Glasgow Road, Paisley where the guest speaker will be SSP International Committee Chairperson and prominent analyst of Latin American political systems, Bill Bonnar. In his talk entitled, ‘Venezuela – What’s […]

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SSP Executive Statement on Venezuela

The Scottish Socialist Party’s executive has released the following statement with regard to the ongoing political and social struggle in Venezuela. The Bolivarian Revolution, by massively redistributing wealth and power in Venezuela, has delivered tremendous gains for poor and working class people in just under two decades. The Scottish Socialist Party is a proud supporter […]

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Venezuela at the crossroads

by Bill Bonnar It was an election marred by blatant vote rigging and corruption with the opposition crying foul. It was an election which lacked legitimacy in the eyes of much of the international community and among its Latin American neighbours. Not Venezuela but in nearby Paraguay which last week ‘elected’ the billionaire Horacio Cartes […]

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