On December 15th 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced his desire to create a single, consolidated left wing party entitled the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Chavez stressed that the PSUV shall be governed primarily from the bottom up, focusing on mass-participation and democratic principles, and claimed that “[the PSUV] should be the most democratic party in Venezuelan history.”
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Nov 11th 2009
As activists from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) prepare for the party’s second congress, scheduled to start on November 21, a big part of the debate is over what sort of party the PSUV should be — an electoral machine or a revolutionary organisation.
A total of 70,501 socialist “patrols” (local branches of 20-30 members) participated in the process for nominating candidates over the past week for delegate elections for the First Extraordinary Congress of the PSUV, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
This week, the Socialist Workers Front within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) began the formation of worker "patrols," or local units, to function together with the party's neighborhood based patrols. Also, the party announced that it will host the ‘First International Meeting of Leftist Parties' in early October.
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Aug 23rd 2009
Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network national co-convenor Frederico Fuentes spoke to Heryck Rangel, an environmental activist and leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela Youth (JPSUV), about the challenges that the global environment crisis poses for Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution, and the planet.
By Federico Fuentes - Green Left Weekly, Aug 16th 2009
Recalling the words of Les Miserables byVictor Hugo, United Socialist Party of Venezuela Youth (JPSUV) leader Heryck Rangel said "nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come, and today in Venezuela, the time of socialism has arrived".
Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the party which supports President Hugo
Chavez and which currently has almost 7 million registered members, is
reorganising itself into smaller units called "patrols," in order to increase
participation and ideological formation, party leaders said.
model of a peaceful and gradual advance of political and social transformations
once again comes face to face with the "whip of the counterrevolution." The
Revolution, to survive, must deepen. The Congress of the PSUV, the United Socialist
Party of Venezuela, opens a unique opportunity to carry out this debate. This
is an historic moment.