Venezuela: Big pro-revolution May Day march

May Day demonstration, Caracas

Venezuelans staged a big demonstration in Caracas on May one to mark the international workers’ day, Venezuelanalysis.com said. President Hugo Chavez also announced a 15% wage increase and broader social security entitlements.

“While there were no official or police estimates, various participants in the march told Venezuelanalysis they estimated that ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people turned out, celebrating the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution and its promotion of ... better life conditions for the poor majority.”

Venezuealanlaysis.com said the right-wing opposition-aligned Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CTV) also organised a protest on May 1, but only about 200 people showed up.