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Mision Mercal, the state mission aimed at distributing subsidised food to Venezuela's poorer sectors emerged as a response

Chavismo On The Horns Of A Dilemma: Populism And Pragmatism In Venezuela

Academic Steve Ellner explores the current political and economic juncture in Venezuela, linking its current difficulties to the tendency to pursue both pragmatic and populist strategies and the failure of the government in certain cases to take advantage of its triumphs over the opposition in order to launch a revolutionary offensive. 

 

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Elitism and Disillusion Taint Venezuela's Opposition Primaries
Venezuela: Maduro and the Market
Follow the Minerals: Why the US is Threatened by Venezuela's 'Blue Gold'

Venezuela in images

Caracas Theatre Festival 2015 - Venezuelanalysis brings you a selection of photos from Caracas' fourth Theatre Festival, which came to a close on Sunday.

"Ti@s" official billboard featuring Celia (Ti@s)

Perizzelli's Ti@s: "Shak[ing] the World in a Very Necessary Way"

VA’s Lucas Koerner brings readers an analysis of the new documentary Ti@s  which narrates the lives of six ageing gay “uncles” in Venezuela. The analysis offers us an insight into the reality of Venezuela’s LGBTQ community and the limits of the Revolution's attempts to deliver historic justice to subaltern groups within the confines of global capitalism. 

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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

Interview

Victor Alvarez (quintodia.com)

Victor Alvarez: “Venezuela’s Currency Controls Are No Longer Justified, and Are Only Used as a Means of Political Domination”

Leftist economist and former high-ranking government official Victor Alvarez offers a critical perspective on state economic policy under the Bolivarian Revolution, arguing that it has perpetuated a neo-rentier logic via exchange controls and other measures that must be abandoned for socialism to advance.

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