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Ernesto Villegas: Bachaqueo is the Free Market in its Worst Dimension

The renowned Venezuelan journalist and politician Eneresto Villegas discusses bachaqueo, or the widespread practice of reselling food items, from a Marxist perspective.

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Peace at Stake in Venezuela's Upcoming Assembly Elections
Allende’s Grandson: “Not in the Name of Allende nor Socialism”
The Truth About Chávez

Venezuela in images

Commune Alberto Lovera Reinvigorates Venezuelan Fishing - Turistic Fishing Commune Alberto Lovera brings communal production to Venezuela's sunny beaches. 

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Mehmet Ali Dogan: Communes, Counter-Hegemony, and the Kurdish Fight for the Middle Eastern Patria Grande

As Turkey ramps up its bombing of Kurdish forces in northern Syria, VA sits down with Mehmet Ali Dogan, a Kurdish anthropologist and documentary filmmaker from Turkey, who is spokesperson for the Kurdistan-Latin America Solidarity Committee. With powerful testimony, Dogan bridges the gaps between peoples' movements across the globe, emphasizing the need to reduce state roles in order to create and defend revolution from the ground up.

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Economic Indicators

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This CEPR has written various reports on the situation of the venezuelan economy. Read them here


Steve Ellner is a well-known analyst of Venezuelan and Latin American politics and is a retired professor at the Universidad de

It is Necessary to Contextualize the Pragmatic and Populist Policies of the Chavista Government: An Interview with Steve Ellner, Part II

In the second part of the interview, Ellner argues that populist policies also have to be contextualized in order to be objectively analyzed. At the same time, he calls for a critical examination of the assertion that the government’s social programs and labor policies have generated low levels of productivity.

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