by Venezuelanvoices.org Picture: Oswaldo Pacheco, Caño Amarillo in Caracas Our third year publishing on the Venezuelan situation was marked by an ebb in social struggles. It was also a year in which the resounding decline of the economy came to a halt, after 8 disastrous years in which the Maduro government managed to reduce the … Continue reading A look back at our third year
By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: Feminist assembly in Caracas, March 8, 2022. Jose Daniel Ramos. IG: @danielj2511 A lot has happened in the Venezuelan feminist movement since March 8, 2021. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and just a month and a half after protesting in the streets on that March 8, the #Metoo wave … Continue reading #8M2022: A day of reckoning for Venezuela’s feminist movement
Simon Rodriguez P. In an interview with the BBC published on January 21, Gabriel Boric dissociated himself from the governments of Nicaragua and Venezuela. In a matter of hours, some of the intellectuals and political leaders who had celebrated Boric's triumph sourly polemicised with the Chilean president-elect. "(The) main demonstration of (Maduro's) failure is the … Continue reading Venezuela is a flawed model for Latin American left
Photo credit: Getty Venezuelanvoices.org On November 21 of last year, elections for mayors and governors were held in Venezuela. Product of an agreement reached in negotiations in Mexico earlier in the year, the government reinstated the MUD electoral credential and thus November's was the first election with participation of the majority of the right-wing opposition … Continue reading Fraudulent regional elections and humiliation for chavismo in Barinas
Photo credit: Agencia Uno Venezuelanvoices.org Leopoldo López visited Chile in December, in the final days of the presidential campaign, to support the candidacy of José Antonio Kast, a supporter of the Pinochet dictatorship and son of a German Nazi militant. Kast's resounding defeat on December 19, by center-left Congressman Gabriel Boric, therefore also became a setback … Continue reading Leopoldo López bet on Kast in Chile, and lost
By Eva María Photo: Federico Parra Note: The following interview with venezuelan activist and and editor at Venezuelanvoices.org, Simón Rodríguez, was livestreamed by Venezuelan Workers Solidarity in July, and afterwards transcribed, edited and published by Tempest. We present for our readers an abbreviated version. Eva María: The first question is one on most people’s minds … Continue reading Venezuela: left perspectives from below
By Omar Vazquez Heredia Venezuelanvoices: In this article, first published in Nueva Sociedad, Marxist researcher and PSL member, as well as former PCV member, Omar Vazquez Heredia examines the PCV’s efforts to distance itself from the government while still upholding chavismo. He finds that these tensions stem from the growing grievances of the party’s rank-and-file … Continue reading Why is the Communist Party of Venezuela taking distance from Maduro?
By Venezuelan Voices As today is our page’s second anniversary, we’ll briefly review this year as it was covered by articles and journalistic reports published in Venezuelan Voices. It has been a year in which Venezuela has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the regime’s instrumentalization of it to impose further social control … Continue reading Our second year
November 26, 2020. Book presentation by Manuel Llorens and Verónica Zubillaga. Original article in Spanish here. Photo credit: REACIN. The game we are playing A mother tells the story of her son’s execution at the hands of the state’s security forces. She says how, as he left his home, the officer snapped: “We didn’t eat … Continue reading They say they are killing people in Venezuela
By Simon Rodriguez Picture by Carlos Ramírez. Operation Liberation of the People, Caracas, 2017. On December 6 took place the election of the members of the National Assembly (AN), the unicameral Venezuelan parliament. The campaign was almost non-existent in much of the country and few voters went to the polls. In many places the lines … Continue reading How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?