As socialist enterprises and workers cooperatives are dwindling in Venezuela, there is a new emphasis on the creation of Networks of Free and Associated Agricultural Producers (REPLA). In this article, the author offers critiques of the socialist enterprises and calls for localized production that emphasizes processing raw materials closest to where they originate. This perspective is offered based on organizing efforts with a REPLA in Barlovento, Venezuela.
By By Alfredo Serrano Mancilla-Rebelión, Sep 11th 2014
Director of the Latin American Strategic Center of Geopolitics (CELAG), Alfredo Serrano Mancilla, takes a look at the political significance of Nicolas Maduro's recent "shake-up" of the Bolivarian Revolution.
By Cory Fischer-Hoffman- venezuelanalysis.com, Sep 3rd 2014
Amidst the ongoing “economic war” in Venezuela, 200 people from various political collectives marched to Fedecamaras headquarters to place a spotlight on how the largest business confederation may be contributing to scarcity, inflation and speculation in Venezuela.
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.