Earlier this week, Venezuelans voted in a referendum on changes to the country’s constitution proposed by President Hugo Chavez. The proposal was widely criticized in the mainstream US press, and the CIA apparently gave funds to anti-Chavez university student groups working to oppose the referendum. It narrowly lost passage.
For anyone who hasn’t seen the amazing documentary, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” about the 2002 coup attempt to remove Chavez from office (and the US involvement in the whole thing), I posted the film in its entirety a couple of months ago.
Whatever your opinions are on Chavez, know that all in the mainstream US press, especially the NY Times, have displayed a clear bias against him.
I think the best source of info on Venezuelan politics can be found at www.venezuelaanalysis.com. Keep watching, as of now, the Chavistas have crafted a pretty interesting model for non violent revolution.