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…

FARC-EP: Colombia Can Not Lend Itself to a Foreign Intervention Against Venezuela

The political, diplomatic, economic, social and military siege aimed at destabilizing and overthrowing the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro and reversing the Bolivarian Revolution, resorting to whatever means are within its reach; it is a matter that the Venezuelan national extreme right, its allies abroad and the empire itself can not deny. What is…