Three Political Fronts Where Chavism Has Taken the Offensive in 2020

Misión Verdad The popular mobilization of women and men in civic-military union and the measures of social protection and promotion are the driving forces of Chavismo. Photo: Archives A crisis that is not only circumstantial or regional, but systemic and global, has been catalyzed by the pandemic that branches out from the geopolitical to the…

Venezuela: Genesis of the Civil-Military Union (IV)

Adán Chávez Frías I As stated in the previous installment, the popular rebellion of 1989 marked the birth of the Bolivarian Revolution; to the extent that it shook the national socio-political atmosphere, which from that moment on was characterized by an increase in protests as a consequence of the moral, economic and social deterioration of…

Venezuela’s Economy Under Siege: A Conversation with Luis Salas

Cira Pascual Marquina Former Venezuelan Vice President for Productive Economy Luis Salas is a founder of the online journal 15 y Ultimo and a member of the economic think tank Vortice. He is well known for his prolific analyses of the country’s economy, always carefully documented. In this interview with Venezuelanalysis, Salas explores the government’s…

Learning to Dream Together: A Conversation with Felipe Venegaz

Cira Pascual Marquina The Che Guevara Commune lies in the foothills of the Andes, in the township of Mesa Julia. The commune is nestled among lush hills and fields where small farmers cultivate coffee, cocoa, sugarcane, and bananas. The Che Guevara Commune has an aura of mystique surrounding it: a well-deserved reputation as a revolutionary…

Resistance is Not Enough: A Conversation with Manuel Azuaje

Cira Pascual Marquina An author and professor, Manuel Azuaje’s articles have been widely published. He is a member of Intellectuals in Defense of Humanity, an international network of left and progressive intellectuals. Among the themes Azuaje has addressed in his writings and lectures are Chavez’s political and intellectual evolution, the question of democracy in the…

Reaction and Revolution in Latin America: The Venezuelan Civilian-Military Union

Arnold August The Venezuelan people are prepared to defend their country. Photo: Sputnik The consolidation of the Venezuelan civilian-military union has been key to defeating U.S. led coup attempts. The revolution is holding its ground, not only in Venezuela but throughout the region In October 2019, when a wave of protest swept over Chile, President…

Venezuela: Genesis of the Civil-Military Union (III)

Adán Chávez Frías I The mercenary and terrorist aggression against our Homeland at the beginning of this month, which was defeated by the Venezuelan people in a civic-military union, summons us to continue deepening this fundamental aspect of the legacy of Commander Hugo Chávez, the historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, giving continuity of the…

The Deviations of the “Intellectual Left” in Venezuela

William Serafino The new coronavirus pandemic in Venezuela has revived in a matter of a month the scenario of acute economic destabilization of previous times. The stampede of the parallel dollar and, consequently, the high prices on the shelves, have once again become the determining factors of a scenario of enormous economic difficulty for the…

Venezuela: Genesis of the Civil-Military Union (II)

Adán Chávez Frías 14 April 2002. Hugo Chávez returned to the presidential palace to resume the presidency following the coup d’état on 11 April. Photo: AFP. I The month of April has arrived, and with it the commemoration of the heroic victory of the Venezuelan people over the coup d’état in 2002, in a civic-military…