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Venezuela: the capitalist offensive – has socialism failed?
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Venezuela: the capitalist offensive – has socialism failed?

An international campaign by capitalist politicians and media has been unleashed against president Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuelan government. It has been used by Labour’s Blairista right wing to try to weaken Jeremy Corbyn. In Spain, the spectre of Venezuela has been held up as a warning of what a Podemos-led government would mean. The close links […]

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Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

Only the working class taking power from capitalists and bureaucrats can defeat reaction On 30 July elections were held to elect members of the “National Constituent Assembly” (ANC). In the days prior to the election, US imperialism and the MUD (the coalition which unites the right and far-right in Venezuela) backed a campaign of threats […]

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Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly and tasks for revolutionaries

Venezuela: The Constituent Assembly and tasks for revolutionaries

Combat the counter-revolution with socialist, not capitalist policies On 1 May, President Nicolas Maduro announced the calling of a Constituent Assembly, “to achieve peace the Republic needs…. to defeat the fascist coup… so that it will be the people and their sovereignty which impose peace, harmony and real national dialogue.” This declaration comes in the […]

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Latin America: A new turn?

Latin America: A new turn?

Historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – as well as crises in Brazil – symbolize a new turn in Latin America and the Caribbean The historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raúl Castro, political and economic turmoil in Venezuela, and stalled reforms in Bolivia – […]

Venezuela: Scarcity and Speculation – Whose Fault Is It?

Venezuela: Scarcity and Speculation – Whose Fault Is It?

At the end of October, in a national address to the nation, Maduro announced the discovery of two enormous warehouses of medical goods in Aragua state. While speaking, images were shown of row after row of towering shelves with everything from wheelchairs to needles to medications. Maduro stated there were enough goods to satisfy the […]

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Venezuela: Bolivarian government and right-wing opposition discuss ‘Pact of Co-Existence’

Venezuela: Bolivarian government and right-wing opposition discuss ‘Pact of Co-Existence’

Urgent need for a revolutionary alternative In the midst of deep economic and political crisis in Venezuela, generated by the counter- revolutionary actions of the right wing and the erratic policies of the government, combined with the possibility of an increase in violent conflict outside the control of either side, the government initiated a series […]

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Venezuela: After the death of Hugo Chávez

Venezuela: After the death of Hugo Chávez

After a long battle with cancer, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez died on 5 March 2013. TONY SAUNOIS assesses the role of Chávez and the situation following his death. Most capitalist journals and commentators could barely contain their glee at the death of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez Frias. The Financial Times perhaps most accurately summed up […]

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