Our second year

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

Maduro steps up his attacks against critical-Chavismo

By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: ANTV Following the fraudulent elections of the National Assembly (AN) in December 2020, the de facto government headed by Maduro has stepped up its threats against Chavista sectors that critically or conditionally support him, such as the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV, Stalinist). In these elections, the PCV was part … Continue reading Maduro steps up his attacks against critical-Chavismo

Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

Original piece published in Venezuelanalysis The case of a young activist arrested for allegedly helping a 13-year-old rape victim terminate a pregnancy has galvanized feminist movements in Venezuela. Venus Faddoul is a lawyer and the director of 100% Estrógeno, an organization that focuses on women’s rights in Venezuela. Today Faddoul forms part of Vannesa Rosales’ defense … Continue reading Decriminalizing Abortion, the Case of Vannesa Rosales: A Conversation with Venus Faddoul

Maduro discovers the cure for COVID-19…again

By Simón Rodríguez Photo credit: Extracted from Maduro's Twitter account. While the international scientific community invests significant efforts and resources into developing an effective treatment for COVID-19, the Venezuelan government has announced it has the cure. Actually it's the fourth time Maduro claims to have a treatment for the virus that has so far claimed … Continue reading Maduro discovers the cure for COVID-19…again

US-Venezuela relations and the need for a real solidarity movement

By Venezuelan Voices Photo credit: Oswaldo Pacheco @ojpg72 As the new US government starts shifting away from some of Trump’s domestic and foreign policies, there is the enigma of what path it will follow regarding Venezuela. Trump's policy was totally disastrous for the Venezuelan people. It was a policy of interference and economic aggression that … Continue reading US-Venezuela relations and the need for a real solidarity movement

How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?

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?

Open Letter in Rejection of the ‘Anti-Blockade’ Law and in Demand of a Popular Referendum

Photo credit: Graffiti and photo by Dinamo SP Recently, the self-proclaimed National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the "Anti-Blockade Law" project presented to it by the national government on September 29. This law would grant extraordinary powers to the Executive to leave without effect a whole series of rights of the Venezuelan people and their national … Continue reading Open Letter in Rejection of the ‘Anti-Blockade’ Law and in Demand of a Popular Referendum

“The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

LaClase.info interviews sociologist Emiliano Terán Mantovani Photograph: Ultimas Noticias. Maduro handing the "antiblockade law" to Constituent Assembly president Diosdado Cabello. Caracas, October 14- On October 8, 2020 without prior consultation and amid criticism from several of its members, the National Constituent Assembly approved the so-called "anti-blockade" constitutional law, provoking a series of questions among broad … Continue reading “The ‘Anti-Blockade Law’ is part of a process of neoliberalization of the economy”

March 17th, during the second day of quarantine in Caracas. Credit: Adriana Loureiro Fernández for The New York Times

“The situation is very disgraceful for all” – An Interview with Omar Vázquez Heredia

Omar Vázquez Heredia is a member of the Partido Socialismo y Libertad in Venezuela, and a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He is the author of the book ‘La Cuestión Chavista. Estado Extractivista y Nación Petrolera’, the result of his PhD studies, where he presents a critical historical account of Chavismo regarding labor, agrarian, gender, settler-colonial and international relations issues. This interview by members of Venezuelan Workers Solidarity was carried out in writing in the week of April 27th.

The Orinoco Mining Arc and the Kueka Stone: Chavismo’s Compensatory Multiculturalism

Photo credit: Twitter of Aloha Nuñez, VP for Indigenous Peoples of the PSUV By Omar Vazquez Heredia Since 1999, the Chavista regime has established a relationship between the State and the indigenous peoples settled in Venezuelan territory that I have called "compensatory multiculturalism" in the context of the research "The Chavista Question. Extractive State and … Continue reading The Orinoco Mining Arc and the Kueka Stone: Chavismo’s Compensatory Multiculturalism