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  • Venezuela: To Support it, Critically Support it, or not Support it?

    June 14, 2011 One of the greatest strengths of the Bolivarian revolution, writes this Argentine born, Venezuela-based author, is the return to hope. However, in this piece he expresses his concern about what he feels is Chavez’s pandering to the “enemy” and forgetting class struggle.
  • Chavez’s Right Turn: State Realism versus International Solidarity

    June 14, 2011 Petras argues that, the government of Hugo Chavez has arrested a number of Colombian guerrilla leaders and a radical journalist with Swedish citizenship and handed them over to the right-wing regime of President Juan Manuel Santos, earning the Colombian government’s praise and gratitude.  The close on-going collaboration between a leftist President with such a regime has led to widespread protests throughout Latin America and Europe, while pleasing the Euro-American imperial establishment.