Collective Ownership and Community Gas in Venezuela

Marco Teruggi In Venezuela there are companies that operate entirely managed by organized communities. One of them deals with the supply of gas in a popular neighbourhood in the south of Caracas. Sputnik went to learn about this experience that illustrates one of the central themes of Chavismo. “Who is willing to take on Trump?…

An Affective Picture of Chavismo Part XVII: Guides

Reinaldo Iturriza When you’re forty-five with a revolution on your back, it is really difficult to prevent words from being sprinkled with a certain instructive tone. Without wanting to, without even realizing it, I suppose that on more occasions than desirable, I speak or write with an air of sufficiency that must not be very…

Remembering Thomas Sankara: An Upright Man in a Sinful World

Adjei-Gyamfi Yaw Captain Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso, salutes 31 August 1986 upon his arrival in Harare for the 8th Summit of Non-aligned countries. Photo: ANP On 15 October, Africa joins hands with the people of Burkina Faso to celebrate the life and work of this great African icon. Many nationalist leaders took up…