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EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Tatchell attacks hard-left fans of Venezuela

James Bickerton November 5, 2017 0

Speaking to The Backbencher longstanding human rights activist Peter Tatchell hit out against the ‘love which many on the left have with Venezuela’. He noted that ‘this regime is maintaining itself in power with

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Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

Top Ten Reasons Why Living In Socialist Venezuela Sucks

James Bickerton May 14, 2017 0

Since 1998 Venezuela has been ruled by authoritarian socialists, with first Hugo Chavez and then Nicolás Maduro as President. From Noam Chomsky to Jeremy Corbyn, via Oliver Stone and Owen Jones, its Governments have

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Nail biting times: Venezuela’s New President announced soon

Nail biting times: Venezuela’s New President announced soon

Tristan Kitchin April 14, 2013 0

  It has been six weeks since Chavez’s death and the race is on in the election for his successor. The two front-runners, Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles, have been campaigning relentlessly to sway

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Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Tristan Kitchin March 19, 2013 0

The relationship between the USA and Venezuela over the past decade can only be described as shaky at best. Ever since Chavez’s rise to power in 1998 the two nations have struggled to meet

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Life after Chavez

Life after Chavez

Tristan Kitchin March 12, 2013 0

  Chavez, the self-proclaimed revolutionary, actually gained power legally through the 1998 elections. He may have won the Presidency by popular vote, but much of what was passed during his 13 years in office

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The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

Tristan Kitchin March 8, 2013 0

As Venezuela mourns the loss of President Hugo Chavez and people gather in the capital Caracas for his funeral today, we look at one of the candidates to replace the man who became one

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