No, Venezuela Was Never Socialist
Venezuela is facing an unprecedented crisis: Millions are fleeing the country due to shortages of food and medicine. Does this prove the failure of socialism? To better understand the situation in Venezuela, Left Voice spoke with Milton D'León, a Marxist worker from Caracas and editor of our sister site La Izquierda Diario Venezuela.
Nathaniel FlakinAugust 9, 2018
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
What Policy for the Socialist Left in Venezuela?
The Venezuelan political crisis deepens as July 30 approaches. That is the date for the election of representatives to a fraudulent Constituent Assembly convened by the government. This call has been widely rejected, not only by the right, but also by sectors of chavismo itself as well as the left.
Eduardo MolinaJuly 22, 2017
Venezuela: The Pope, Trump, and the Bourgeois Press United Against Maduro
The bourgeois press is reporting on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela from the point of view of the neoliberal opposition. Behind the smoke screen of "democracy", they are fighting for a new cycle of imperialist subjugation.
Robert SamstagJune 14, 2017
Venezuela at the Brink
The Venezuelan crisis has sharpened dramatically in recent months, with skyrocketing inflation and widespread shortages of food and basic goods in poor and working class neighborhoods, which led to massive protests and the looting of stores throughout the country.
Robert BelanoJuly 16, 2016
South America’s Conservative Turn
The year comes to a close with serious political advances made by the Right. We are facing a major change in South America—an “end stage.” The hegemony of relatively progressive regimes is disintegrating in the context of economic stagnation and efforts by the United States to recuperate its position in the region.
Eduardo MolinaDecember 24, 2015
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