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.
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
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
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
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
Between November 2018 and February 2019, 1,557 patients died in public hospitals for lack of medical supplies.
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
For José Bodas, general secretary of the Unitary Federation of Oil Workers (FUTPV), the scarcity of gasoline is a consequence of the state of disaster of our refineries.
While millions migrate out of the country, and the Petro-State falters, a new process of accumulation by dispossession can be seen from the ground. Teran-Mantovani guides us through an exploration of the geographies of extraction and plunder in Venezuela.