By Aporrea - Evaristo Marcano Marín - Steve Ellner, Sep 22nd 2015
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.
By Marco Teruggi – La Cultura Nuestra, Sep 10th 2015
The beer business in Venezuela was strategically designed so that that only three brewing companies could become part it, which with the passing of time became two: that of the Mendoza family– Polar– and that of the Cisneros–Regional/Zulia. But if the course of the revolutionary process has taught us something it is that nothing has been so well designed– by the dominant classes– that the organized people can’t transform it.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro set out for a diplomatic tour of Vietnam and China over the weekend, and plans to meet tomorrow in Beijing with Russian president Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps for stabilizing oil prices.
By Frederick B. Mills & William Camacaro - COHA , Sep 1st 2015
The author argues that chronic shortages in Venezuela are a direct result of cross-border smuggling networks, which are the target of President Maduro's recent anti-contraband offensive in the Colombian-Venezuelan border zone.
Over the past week, two different Venezuelan groups have stepped forward to denounce illegitimate raids conducted by National Guard officials (GNB) against peasants on disputed farmland in Barinas state, and on the agricultural commune El Maizal, respectively
On Monday, the Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office reportedly requested that the World Bank’s arbitration panel “reconsider its position” with respect to its ruling in favor of ConocoPhillips’ compensation claim.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pledged yesterday evening to share evidence in the coming days of the United States’ “Plan Vulture”, which he claims is currently destabilizing leftist Latin American governments through economic sabotage. The upcoming revelation coincides with worsening economic difficulties befalling the Bolivarian nation as gold and oil prices collapse.