Friday, 19 September 2008

Venezuela: New mission, laws to extend popular power

by Federico Fuentes, Caracas from Green Left Weekly 6 September 2008 The August 24 announcment by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to officially launch the social mission April 13, and the decreeing of 26 new and reformed laws on July 29, represent a further push to empower the poor communities. Moreover, these moves represent a new offensive as part of Chavez's stated aim of building "socialism of the 21st century" and eradicating poverty by giving power to the people.

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