Venezuela Holds Third Decolonial School in Caracas

Ricardo Vaz Enrique Dussel receiving a Critical Thought prize from Hugo Chavez in 2009. (Archive) The third edition of the School of Decolonial Critical Thought is taking place this week in Caracas. The conference, which this year has as its theme “The State and Constituent Processes,” features a host of speakers from across the world,…

US Imperialism and the Central American Exodus

Ángel Guerra Cabrera Internationalist 360° The exodus of Central Americans, mainly to the United States, has been made visible by the current caravan that crosses Mexico, but it is a long-standing phenomenon. In 2017, the International Organization for Migration, a UN agency, reported that 450,000 migrants, predominantly Central Americans, cross Mexico annually to the country…

Black Internationalism and the Colonial Challenges Facing Haiti and Venezuela

Jeanette Charles Solidarity as defined by President Aristide takes root in the African philosophy of Ubuntu, Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu: “a person is a person through other human beings. A person becomes a person through the community. A person is a person when she/he treats others well….Ubuntu is the source of all philosophy grounded in solidarity,…

Production and Conflict in El Maizal Commune

Ricardo Vaz In this article we examine the productive activities of El Maizal Commune, based on our visit in May. We also look at the relation between the commune and state companies, and explore the contradictions that emerge as the communal project moves forward. El Maizal Commune spreads over the states of Lara and Portuguesa,…

Venezuela: New Exchange Agreement Establishes Free Currency Convertibility

NOTIPATRIA Translation by Les Blough, Axis of LogicThe Minister of the Popular Power of Economy and Finance, Simón Zerpa, accompanied by the President of the Central Bank of Venezuela, Calixto Ortega Sánchez, announced that a scheme of free convertibility of the currency will be adopted throughout the national territory. The new work scheme also seeks…

Venezuela’s Monetary Reconversion to Dismantle Neoliberal Capitalism

Cuba Debate The process of monetary reconversion in Venezuela is now a reality. Being implemented gradually as the Economic Cabinet adjusted details related to its entrance into effect, it will lay the basis for the Economic Recovery, Growth, and Prosperity Program that will dismantle the neoliberal capitalism which some have hoped to impose on the…

Venezuela: The Commune Holds the Solution to the Crisis

Interview with Ángel Prado Ricardo Vaz El Maizal commune is located in the middle of the Venezuelan plains, between the Lara and Portuguesa states. With a history of struggle and construction of popular power, it is a flagship of the communal movement in Venezuela. In this interview we talked to Angel Prado, communal spokesman, about…