An alliance of trade unions and political and union currents was recently formed to struggle for workers’ rights, independently the Opposition headed by Guaidó. Its objectives are to confront the brutal anti-worker policies of the Maduro Government and to repudiate imperialist interference.
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.
More than a hundred union leaders and activists came together at the Central University of Venezuela to launch a new independent workers' front.
Next June will mark 8 years since political prisoner Rodney Alvarez, worker and unionist, is behind bars without trial in Venezuela. He is little known abroad since media attention has focused on high profile prisoners.
Many Venezuelans viewed the mobilizations and the participation of military forces as an authentic rebellion against Maduro. However, the declarations by top US government officials confirmed that it was a coup attempt, albeit a failed one.
In Venezuela, abortion remains illegal, allowed only when the woman is at risk of dying. However, criminalization does not reduce the practice.
Despite policy advancements, Chavismo's reverence of women as mothers and caregivers may operate as a control mechanism, argues sociologist Anais D. López Caldera.