Quote of the week

[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.

Greg Grandin
London Review of Books
12 May 2010

Proposals, Grants and Awards

Proposals, Grants & Awards

  • London South Bank University invites applications for the 2010 African Commonwealth Scholarship. Only 15 scholarships are available. The submission deadline is 17 May 2010. For more information, click here.
  • The Australian Government is calling for proposals for the AusAID Human Rights Grants. The grants support NGOs and human rights institutions to conduct human rights projects with direct and tangible benefits for at-risk populations. The submission deadline is 15 June 2010. For more information, click here.
  • Entries are invited from young designers, e-content creators, writers and bloggers for the World Summit Youth Award. The projects should aim at using the Internet and mobiles to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals into Action. The submission deadline is 20 June 2010. For more information, click here.
  • To view other opportunities, click here.
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