Venezuela - a last warning

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 19 May 2016

Credit-María Alejandra Mora wikipediaThe assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime”. Ongoing scarcity problems have led to instances of looting. The right-wing opposition is attempting to trigger a presidential recall referendum, but is also threatening violent action and appealing to foreign powers, including in some case for military intervention. What is really happening in Venezuela and how can these threats be faced?


Venezuela: counter-revolutionary provocations ignite revolutionary ferment

Written by Jorge Martín Thursday, 10 December 2015

caracas3With 53% of the votes the Venezuelan opposition has managed to secure 112 seats in the National Assembly. This gives them a sweeping two third majority and wide ranging powers. Drunk with victory and seething with revenge, they have started to announce plans to reverse every single one of the gains of the Bolivarian revolution. This has provoked ferment amongst the revolutionary rank and file, which at the same time is directing part of their anger at bureaucrats and reformists within its own ranks.


Venezuela: counter-revolution wins election

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 07 December 2015

maduroLate into the night on 6th December, the Venezuelan National Electoral Council announced provisional but conclusive results for the parliamentary election. The counter-revolutionary opposition MUD had won 99 seats to the Bolivarian PSUV’s 46, with another 22 remaining to be allocated. This is a serious setback and it is our duty to analyse the reasons and explain the likely consequences.


Venezuela:December 6 parliamentary elections - the Bolivarian revolution's most difficult challenge

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 30 November 2015

venezuela-electionsVenezuelans will go to the polls on December 6 to elect deputies to the National Assembly. A combination of factors have made this one of the most difficult challenges the Bolivarian Revolution has faced in the 17 years since President Chávez was first elected in 1998. In addition to the usual challenges of a profoundly undemocratic opposition and belligerent imperialist provocations we have to add a combination of national and international economic factors which have put Venezuela in a very tight spot and which lead to one conclusion: either the revolution is completed, or it will be defeated.


A Marxist Analysis of the Currency Exchange Controls in Venezuela

Written by Lucha de Clases - Venezuela Wednesday, 22 July 2015

bolivares-dollarsIn this article we will be analysing the objective conditions which led to the emergence of SIMADI and the currency exchange controls in general, which since their implementation have been unable to reach their stated objective of preventing capital flight.


Democracy behind bars in Venezuela? Who is Leopoldo Lopez?

Written by Hands off Venezuela Tuesday, 31 March 2015

HOV logo BANNER-thOne wonders how many mistakes, glaring omissions and biased statements can one fit in just two paragraphs of just 88 words. When it comes to Venezuela, the answer is, a lot. On Friday, 27 of March, the Guardian published a piece called Democracy behind bars: 11 opposition leaders facing jail or death”, which was “sponsored by Crown Agents”. First in the list of 11 “democratic opposition leaders” facing jail or death around the world is Venezuela’s Leopoldo Lopez.


Venezuela: Faced with imperialist assault - complete the revolution!

Written by Lucha de Clases - Venezuela Tuesday, 17 March 2015

chavezdemooct2012The statement by president Obama that Venezuela represents an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to US “national security” represents an important escalation in imperialist meddling against the Bolivarian revolution.


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