Venezuelan analyst Nicmer Evans argues, "The construction of a socialist project must transcend every one of us, and cannot be circumscribed to the existence or the state of health of one individual, no matter how important and significant they are for our history".
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Oct 29th 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s re-election on October 7 with more than 55% of the vote was vital for two reasons. Here, Federico Fuentes, explains why, and outlines the challenges facing Venezuela's project for 21st century socialism over the next 6 years.
Recently re-elected Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, stated that his next 6 year term would mark a period of “greater advance” towards the construction of socialism, as well as “greater achievements and greater efficiency in this transition from capitalism”.
By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International , Oct 5th 2012
With the elections just a few days away, and a leaked document confirming what activists on the ground already knew; that the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) intends to saddle Venezuela with a neo-liberal economic program worthy of Angela Merkel's highest seal of approval; any pretensions that Capriles may have had to a “center-left” program have been well and truly disposed of.
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Jul 6th 2012
From communes, to agriculture, to regional relationships and new models of economic production and distribution; planning the next stage and the deepening of Venezuela’s revolution is a huge task. Here Venezuelanalysis has summarised and analysed Chavez’s proposed 2013-2019 plan, and included a brief analysis of the opposition’s proposal as well.
By Steve Ellner - Science & Society, Apr 18th 2012
Steve Ellner discusses Michael Lebowitz's writings in The Socialist Alternative on the need to place transformation of values at the center of socialist construction, largely based on Lebowitz's texperience in Venezuela and support for Chavez's "humanist objectives".
During a telephone call from Cuba last Saturday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that the government would carry out an “economic revolution” within the coming years as he approved more funds for the industrial development of the country.
By Alex Serafimov - Interstate Journal of International Affairs, Mar 2nd 2012
To get a fuller image of South America's new direction, it is important to examine the economic and democratic experiments within Venezuela. Are real changes occurring in who holds democratic and economic power in the country?