The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez’s annointed successor Nicolas Maduro has squeezed through in the country’s elections with 51 per cent of the popular vote, according to reports.
President Hugo Chavez who has passed away reduced poverty and income inequalities in Venezuela, empowered his people through participatory local democracy, and built a bulwark against neoliberalism in Latin America. See below for a video discussion of his legacy.
As usual, in any impending privatisation exercise, they only want the profitable bits, while the loss-making or difficult bits remain for the public to bear.
Is income inequality an inevitable result of full-blown meritocracy, allowing the ‘cream’ to capitalise on their talents and skills to raise their income levels, or are there other structural forces at play?
Now we see various quarters pushing for the RM353m dredging work to be carried out at the Penang port, which is being privatised to Syed Mokthar Al-Bukhary’s Seaport Terminal. This raises several questions.
Make your views count. Take this poll on the proposed privatisation of Penang port.
Some 200 of those present at Penang Forum 5 signed a petition opposing the privatisation of Penang port.