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Tillerson Hints Venezuelan Military Should Topple Maduro

The interference of U.S. imperialism in Venezuela took a leap forward with the statements of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who suggested the Venezuelan military take action against Maduro’s government.

Venezuelan Dairy Workers Jailed for Protesting

The workers have gone 20 months without a contract and are suffering illegal deductions from their paychecks and harassment by management.

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-Morse

August 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 Molina

July 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 Samstag

June 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 Belano

July 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 Molina

December 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 Molina

December 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 Molina

December 9, 2015