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The CRBZ has been denouncing murders against its activists for the past decade (CRBZ)

Rural Social Movement Reports Political Assassination in Venezuela

One of Venezuela’s main rural social movements, the Revolutionary Bolivar and Zamora Tide (CRBZ), has publicly denounced what it describes as the politically motivated murder of one of its activists, Luis Hernando Lázaro Chávez, last Tuesday, October 6th.

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Opinion & Analysis

late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías

Debate: “Goodbye to Chavismo”?

Long time Venezuelan revolutionary Roland Denis's article "Goodbye to Chavismo" has ignited a firestorm on the Bolivarian left, spawning passionate debates concerning the future of Chavismo in the face of protracted economic war and corrupt bureaucratic state management. VA presents translations of the Denis article as well as a response by Luigino Bracci, arguing that the struggle continues within Chavismo for a revolutionary solution to the present crisis. 

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

FIMVEN Showcases National and International Talent - Organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Venezuelan Festival of International Music (FIMVEN) opened in Caracas from October 7th to 11th, featuring eighteen major national and international performances, as well as venues for a further 900 national artists with the aim of visibilizing up and coming talent.

Mehmet Ali Dogan (courtesy)

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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