Was There a Socialist Revolution in Venezuela? Using Trotsky’s Ideas to Understand Chávez’s Legacy
20 years after Hugo Chávez won a presidential election under the country's new constitution, Venezuela lies in ruins. Does this represent the failure of "socialism," as Trump likes to claim? A Marxist conception developed by Leon Trotsky can help us understand the contradictions of Chavismo.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 8, 2020
Against Trump and Guaido’s Coup in Venezuela
No Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela! Declaration of the revolutionary organizations of workers, women and youth from Latin America, Europe and the United States that make up the Fracción Trotskista—Cuarta Internacional (FT-CI) / Trotskyist Fraction—Fourth International (TF-FI).
Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth InternationalMarch 22, 2019
Venezuela: Crisis Worsens After Controversial Election of the Constituent Assembly and Sanctions by the US
Between the farce of Maduro's constituent assembly and the shallow cries for freedom and democracy by the right opposition–no respite for the Venezuelan people.
Mira Craig-MorseAugust 5, 2017
Venezuela’s Midterm Elections, Latin America’s Right Turn
On Tuesday night, after a dragged-out process, the conclusive results of Venezuela’s December 6 midterm elections (6D) were posted by the electoral body: the opposition won a two-third super-majority in the National Assembly, overturning Chavism’s previously uncontested rule. The events in Venezuela herald a rightward shift that parallels processes occurring in other Latin American countries.
Eduardo MolinaDecember 10, 2015
The economy and politics at the end of the cycle in Latin America
The situation in Brazil, where in response to an acute economic and political crisis, Dilma's government has implemented harsh austerity measures and made pacts with the right wing, is a telling sign of the accelerating decline of the so-called “progressive” governments in Latin America.
Eduardo MolinaDecember 9, 2015