The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

By Alicia P.Photo credit: Image taken from eldukeoficial Instagram's account. A few days ago, a friend who lives in Caracas did some reading recommendations that echo the pandemic situation. Thus, among other things, he advised us to read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mask of the Red Death". This short story tells the tale of an … Continue reading The Venezuelan Red Death Mask

The Bolibourgeoisie, Guaido, and Trump: Racketeering as the Common Denominator

By Simón Rodríguez Porras Photo credit: Image extracted from an animation by Andre Carrilho. His portfolio here. The use of the oil rent by different Venezuelan governments to feed politically aligned capitalist sectors has been a constant practice over the past century. In the two decades of Chavista governance, it has become popular to give the … Continue reading The Bolibourgeoisie, Guaido, and Trump: Racketeering as the Common Denominator

Chavismo and the parliament: killing the tiger but fearing its fur

By Simon RodriguezPhoto credit: Andrea Hernandez (AP) Russian government spokespersons had already predicted, speaking to Bloomberg, that Guaido would not be re-elected as president of the National Assembly (AN) on January 5th. So the military siege of the Legislative Palace and the election of deputy Luis Parra as president of the parliament without the statutory … Continue reading Chavismo and the parliament: killing the tiger but fearing its fur

The Chavista Armed Forces: Neither Socialist nor Anti-imperialist

Author: Simón Rodríguez Porras | Photos by Oswaldo Pacheco Guzmán (used by Venezuelan Voices with the author’s permission) The military act commemorating the 6th anniversary of Chávez's death, on March 5 at the Cuartel de la Montaña, in Caracas, was the scene for Maduro's recognition of several members of the different components of the armed forces. Some … Continue reading The Chavista Armed Forces: Neither Socialist nor Anti-imperialist