The chilling Oliver Stone film Salvador got a rare airing on television this week. It was a reminder of a time when, for those on the left, little victories were increasingly dwarfed by big defeats – not least in a Latin America which became synonymous with death squads and juntas. How different things seem now. Yesterday US Vice-President Dick Cheney came uncomfortably close to the reality of Afghan resistance to foreign occupation. On the same day Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez delivered a mightier blow to the neocon dream of US domination, announcing an extension of public ownership of his country’s oil fields
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Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
Probably no international agreement has been quite so unusual as
the deal being signed today between Ken Livingstone, London’s mayor, and the European branch of Venezuela’s state oil company. Continue reading
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Venezuelan Spanish Dictionary
Original work by
Daniel Castro Pumarega.
Translations by Tio Catire Continue reading
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Political rhetoric vs real people and real life in Venezuela. Has the white house propaganda machine spun one tall tale too many? Views on the street from Caracas. Continue reading
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Nobody can quite believe their eyes and ears. More than 15 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of Venezuela has made it abundantly clear that his country is embarked on a
socialist revolution. Continue reading
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A 2004 documentary on the impact of financial neo-liberalism on Latin America and other parts of the world and what Hugo Chavez is doing to stop its spread in Venezuela.
All Rights Reserved Calle Y Media 2004
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(taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Venezuelan Spanish is a
dialect of the Spanish language spoken in Venezuela . It is related to the Cuban , Puerto Rican and Dominican dialects of Spanish .
Spanish was introduced in Venezuela by the conquistadors . Most of them were from Andalusia , and they brought their peculiar accent and usage of words. Others were from the Canary Islands , and because they were extremely isolated from mainland Spain , they had a distinctive accent, too. Portuguese and Italian immigrants came later.
The Spaniards additionally brought African slaves . This is the origin of expressions such as chévere (“excellent”), which comes from Yoruba ché egberi. Other non-Romance words came from Native languages, such as guayoyo (a type of coffee ) and caraota ( common bean ). Continue reading
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