Understanding Maduro’s Successful Socialist Economic Strategy

Franciso Dominguez CHAVISTAS TO THE CORE: The 23 de Enero working-class neighbourhood in western Caracas, commemorates on July 28 2022 what would have been Hugo Chavez’s 68th birthday. January 23 1958 was the day dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown. After years of calling Venezuela’s economy a dismal failure that demonstrates the dangers of socialism,…

Carlos Lanz

LUIS BRITTO GARCIA 1 For a long time I refused to sign the petitions for clarification on the disappearance of Carlos Lanz that presumed complicity of the authorities in it. A lawyer’s reflex leads me to distinguish between the probable and the proven. I confess deep regret for the confirmation of Carlos’s death, and on…

Nicolás Maduro’s Eurasian Tour is a Victory Lap for the Bolivarian Revolution

Owen Schalk Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro delivers a press conference, June 14, 2022. Photo from Twitter. In a major turn toward re-engagement, Maduro has announced increased ties with states in North Africa, West Asia and beyond Since June 7, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has been engaged in a so-called “Eurasian Tour” aimed at reaffirming and expanding…

Socialism, the Market and the Bolivarian Revolution

Jesús Faría The role of the market has long been debated throughout the economic development of human society. In simple terms, the market can be defined as the space where suppliers and demanders of a product meet, from which (and considering the characteristics of supply and demand) the price of the product is established and,…

The Venezuela Coup, 20 Years Later

Dan Beeton Chavez arrives back at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas after being freed early Sunday, April 14, 2002. | Dario Lopez / AP Dan Beeton looks at the enduring legacy of Venezuela’s short-lived 2002 coup d’etat, and the subsequent countercoup, for US-Latin American relations. On April 11, 2002, Venezuela’s democratically elected government, headed by…

President Maduro at International Summit Against Fascism: We Have Lived 20 Years of Resistance after April 11 Coup

Alba Ciudad This Tuesday, April 12, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, received intellectuals, national and international guests in the Ayacucho Hall of the Presidential Palace of Miraflores for the International Summit against Fascism. The head of state pointed out that with the April 2002 revolution, the possibility of building the social welfare state and the Bolivarian…

Seducing People with the Communal Model: A Conversation with Robert Longa

Cira Pascual Marquina A key spokesperson of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force talks about the challenges of building an urban commune. The Alexis Vive Patriotic Force was born in the working-class barrio 23 de Enero during the 2002 counter-coup. The organization, which considers itself both Guevarist and Leninist, aims to carry out Chávez’s project of building…

Venezuela: Civilian-Military Unity, Deepening of People’s Power and Integral Development are Guarantees to Consolidate Victory against TANCOL at the Border

In the CRBZ we fully support the statements made recently by the Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino, when he informed the country about the balance of the Operation Bolivarian Shield “Vuelvan Caras” that has been executed in Apure, specifically on the border with Colombia, against the Colombian Armed Terrorist groups (Tancol). It is necessary to…

The Long Roots of Venezuela’s Communal Tradition

Chris Gilbert Socialist communes may be new in Venezuela – officially, they began no earlier than 2009 – but, like much that is new, they also rely on old traditions and hence involve a “blast from the past.” On a certain level, it is hardly surprising that overcoming the radical atomization of capitalist society could…

Venezuela: Guacas Declaration

We, spokesmen and spokeswomen of 36 Communal Councils and 8 Communes of the Socialist Peasant Communal City Simon Bolivar of the Municipality Paez of the State of Apure, summoned by our Self-Government in an extraordinary and extended session in view of the incursion and occupation of our territory by armed men belonging to the TANCOL…

The U.S. Is Intentionally Strangling Venezuela

Jonathan Ng The Venezuelan people have openly rejected the blockade imposed by Washington on the country When Pedro Rojas receives dialysis, his brother has to carry him and his wheelchair up the hospital stairs. Nine flights. The elevator broke, and frequent power outages afflict Maracaibo, the second largest city in Venezuela. Visitors and staff must lug everything…

What Happened in Barinas on 9-E? Analysis by La Corriente

The adverse electoral result obtained in Barinas is undoubtedly painful. However, as any defeat, it is also sobering. We know that this spirit of changes within the revolution, of updating within what President Maduro has called the new beginning, will allow a deep reflection on what happened in Barinas, which is, to some extent, an…

Barinas State Re-Elections: Jorge Arreaza Concedes Defeat

Jesús Rodríguez Espinoza Caracas, January 9, 2021 —The re-election for the governorship of Barinas state was held peacefully this Sunday, January 9, in all the12 municipalities (Arismendi, Barinas, Bolívar, Ezequiel Zamora, Bishops, Pedraza, Rojas, Sosa, Alberto Arvelo Torrealba, Antonio José de Sucre, Cruz Paredes, and Andrés Eloy Blanco) of the state, with 961 polling stations…