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…

Venezuelan Women in the Pandemic

Alba Carosio, Indhira Libertad Rodríguez and Tania Elíaz[1]In Venezuela, women are the great supporters of life, not only in the family but also in the community. The country is permeated by solidarity networks for the distribution of food, goods and services, which are operated mainly by women. Consequently, in addition to household work, community work…

Housing as a Human Right and Not as a Commodity

Ricardo Vaz Rigel Sergent (in red) in a protest. (Tenant Movement) The Tenants’ Movement of Venezuela is today one of the most combative organizations of the people’s power. As part of the platform of the Tenants’ Movement, it has had an active trajectory of defending Venezuelan tenants, as well as a clear vision of the…

Quarantine (XII): The Great Test

Reinaldo Iturriza LópezPhoto: Dikó. Cacri Photos Collective Why has the vast majority of Venezuelan society responded by abiding by voluntary quarantine, a circumstance that has been decisive in controlling the spread of the coronavirus? What does this tell us about what we have been and can be as a society? Doesn’t our collective response speak…

Venezuela: Community Organization Key to Fighting COVID-19

Federico Fuentes A doctor and members of the local health committee visit a family in Alto de Lidice, Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Gsus Garcia Venezuela has been under a nationwide quarantine since mid-March as the government battles to quash the coronavirus before it overwhelms its health system. In this endeavour, the government of President Nicolas Maduro…