Sunday, during his weekly TV programme "Alo Presidente", Hugo Chavez made some
sharp criticisms of various government officials, calling on them to fight
against bureaucracy and corruption. He then brought to the attention of the
audience Alan Woods' latest book, "Reformism or Revolution".
On Sunday, July 7, a
meeting was held between members of the national leadership of the PSUV and the
Revolutionary Marxist Current (CMR)
together with Alan Woods. The Marxists outlined their perspectives and
explained the measures that need to be taken to complete the revolution and
warned against the danger signals that emerge from the situation in the
On July 2, Alan Woods appeared on Venezolana de Televisión, Venezuela's
main state-owned TV channel, interviewed by Vanessa Davies on her well-known
programme, "Contragolpe", where he explained his views on the FARC in Colombia. Yesterday
he was invited by president Chavez to a caravan with the revolutionary people
in Nueva Esparta.
Delayed by Chavez's earlier invitation, Alan Woods visited the State of Barinas on Friday, where
he spoke at several meetings with more than 800 people attending, among them
the local leadership of the PSUV and many rank and file activists. In all the
meetings there was huge interest in the ideas of revolutionary Marxism.
Alan Woods’ successful speaking tour to launch Reformism or Revolution arrived in Caracas. More than 100 people, workers, students and political leaders of the Bolivarian movement filled the Rouge convention hall of the Hotel Alba. We had the honour to have as a presenter Adán Chávez, candidate for the governorship of Barinas, who is the former minister of Education and former ambassador to Cuba.