Monday, February 16, 2009

Chavez Wins Referendum to End Term Limits

In a vote closely watched around Latin America and in the United States, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has won a decisive victory in a referendum repealing term limits that would have ended Chavez's presidency in 2013, as the New York Times reports here.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation, ardent supporters of Chavez, will be discussing it at their open New York City meeting this Friday.

This Friday, February 20, 7pm
2295 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. on 135th street
2/3 or B/C to 135th Street

New Steps Forward in Venezuela's Revolution

The Venezuelan people yesterday delivered a powerful 'yes' vote to amend their constitution changing term limits to public offices. The referendum result allows president Hugo Chavez to run for a third term.

The vote comes 3 months after the United Socialist Party of Venezuela won in a landslide in regional elections. The campaign drew millions of people into politics and showed the mass support for the Bolivarian revolution.

At the same time, the U.S. launched a defamation campaign trying to destroy the constitutional amendment. Using the right wing media they threatened to disregard the results of the public referendum. Come hear a presentation on the developing political battle in Venezuela.

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