Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence

When the police kill young men in Venezuela, often their mothers are the only ones who seek justice. Institutional barriers to accountability have increased during the pandemic. By Francisco Sánchez; article originally posted in NACLA. Photo caption: Two young boys walking in Petare, Caracas. There is fear on the streets due to police incursions. September … Continue reading Venezuelan Women Confront State Violence

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.

Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

By Xili Fernandez Photo credit: UquiraThis piece was originally published in Global Voices. However, the author incorporated some more info for this piece in Venezuelan Voices. Women transcend party politics to secure their rights in Venezuela In Venezuela, feminists seem to be achieving what no other movement in the country has accomplished in the past … Continue reading Venezuela’s feminist movement begins rising above political polarization

Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro

By Venezuelanvoices.orgPhoto credits: Mural by Carlos Zerpa, photo by Meredith Kohut What are the latest trends of support for Chavismo and for Maduro in Venezuela? Although both tend to get lumped together, there's an important although diminishing sector of the population which identifies itself as Chavista, but not as Madurista. This is a consequence of … Continue reading Sympathy for Chavismo sinks under the dead weight of Maduro

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

Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis

By Laclase.infoPhoto: Oswaldo Pacheco On October 19, the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) published new data for the year 2019, which shows the deepening of the crisis in all sectors of the economy at the national level. According to data provided by the institution, for the first quarter of 2019 the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell … Continue reading Central Bank of Venezuela publishes data that recognizes the continuity of the economic crisis

Venezuela’s Electricity Crisis: Imperialist Sabotage or a Crime of the Chavista Bourgeoisie

On the afternoon of 7 March 2019, the electricity supply was cut off in more than 80% of Venezuela. This blackout was the highest point in a decade long electricity crisis, a collapse that industry workers had warned about for years, despite government attempts to completely silence their reports