Overcoming Inequalities: A Conversation with Otro Beta

Cira Pascual Marquina Jorge “Toti” Vilalta (Venezuelanalysis) A barrio-based cultural project looks for creative ways to incorporate youth in the Bolivarian Process. Otro Beta is a self-organized project aimed at youth from Venezuela’s barrios. Its initial focus was on culture and sports, and even today basketball and breakdance tournaments continue to be important for Otro…

The Imprint of an Insurrectional Past: A Conversation with Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja

Cira Pascual Marquina Mario Sanoja and Iraida Vargas (Escuela Venezolana de Planificación) Two eminent anthropologists talk about Venezuela’s history and its relation to the present. Iraida Vargas and Mario Sanoja are not detached social scientists, indifferent to what they investigate. Instead, their work in anthropology and archeology is overtly engaged, seeking to link Venezuela’s history…

The Lesson Nicolás Maduro Gave to His Counterparts at CELAC

Laila Tejaldine The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, emerged stronger from his participation in the VI Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Despite the more than 400 sanctions against Venezuela, despite the 2 assassination attempts against President Nicolás Maduro, despite the formation of the Lima Group to overthrow the Constitutional…

Participative Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Luis Britto García

Cira Pascual Marquina A highly regarded Venezuelan intellectual reflects on the vicissitudes of the Bolivarian Process’ political model. Luis Britto García is Venezuela’s most highly regarded living writer. He has penned numerous plays, novels, historical works, essays, and film scripts, and is a keen political commentator. In this VA interview, Britto García contraposes the contradictory…

Venezuelan Programs Stop the Delta Variant

Fight Back News Geovanni Peña, the director of the National Institute of Prevention, Health and Worker Safety, and on the left Angel Suarez, a member of the national federation of healthcare workers. Caracas, Venezuela – Geovanni Peña, the director of the National Institute of Prevention, Health and Worker Safety, states, “Capitalism is the biggest reason…

In Nobody’s Backyard: Rejecting Geo-Political and Historical Fatalism

Gerald A. Perreira Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent Operation Tradewinds, Progressive and Pan-African forces did not utter a word, as soldiers from Guyana, Brazil, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago participated in this region-wide…

Hugo Chávez: “I Will Not Betray My Origins”

Mison Verdad We could write a hagiography of Commander Hugo Chávez or perhaps an anecdote of the battles he fought and won throughout the years, tasks that come to mind on a date so celebrated by millions of Venezuelans as is the birthday of the historic leader of the Bolivarian Revolution. But we decided to…

Being Bolivarian

Alexander Torres Iriarte I Bolívar had a revolutionary socio-political vision based on the principle that justice was the queen of republican virtues. The Liberator’s doctrine was based on the premise that the construction of a new social subject, far from monarchical exploitation, was based on a community where justice was a daily exercise. In his…