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The Chávez Hypothesis: Vicissitudes of a Strategic Project

Mural reads: "Nobody surrenders here. Commune or Nothing". (Archive)

Bolivarian University Professor Chris Gilbert argues that Hugo Chávez is the heir to Lenin's political legacy in espousing a strategic vision for transition to socialism on the basis of the commune. 

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Critiquing Maduro from the Left

"Made in Socialism". (Sonnya Paz/ Flickr)

University of Oriente Professor Steve Ellner takes apart ex-Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich's critiques of the Maduro government from the left. 

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"Reviving Chavez's Politics is our Greatest Homage"

“We are dignified people, people who fight. We are Chávez.” (CRBZ)

On the fourth anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death, Venezuela's biggest rural social movement releases an official statement urging the revolution to regain its direction.

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Where Now for Chavismo?

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas)

Despite facing these everyday trials and tribulations, do those at the heart of Venezuela’s current storm believe, like the mainstream press, that the economic crisis means that the bell has tolled for Chavismo?

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Revolutionise or Compromise? What Venezuela’s Maduro Could Be Doing (And What Is He Actually Doing)

(AVN)

VA's Ryan Mallett-Outtrim explores three different options available to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to move beyond the political crisis facing the country.

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Venezuela After Chávez

President Nicolas Maduro together with Socialist Party Vice-President Diosdado Cabello (R) next to a portrait of Hugo Chávez. (

Professor Julia Buxton argues that the Bolivarian Revolution's weakness was its inability to institutionalize the radical popular energies it unleashed in a new order, a failing that has led to the present crisis. 

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Venezuela – A Last Warning

Imports dropped by 18.7% in 2015 due to collapsing oil prices, forcing Venezuelans to queue up for government-regulated goods or

Venezuela's crisis is the failure not of socialism but of reformist attempts to tame and humanize capitalism, argues Jorge Martin. 

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Lessons We Can Learn from the Electoral Setback in Venezuela

Anti-imperialist mural in Caracas.

Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee activist Stan Smith reflects on the Bolivarian Revolution in the wake of December 6th parliamentary elections, which he observed firsthand as part of a delegation organized by Task Force on the Americas and School of the Americas Watch. 

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Setting the Record Straight on Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro next to a portrait of Hugo Chavez in February 2013. (Jorge Silva / Reuters)

The Bolivarian Revolution hasn’t been perfect, but it’s improved the lives of millions in the face of violent opposition.

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In Hard Times, Chavismo is Not Dead

(TeleSUR)

In spite of the testing circumstances, a strong sector of Venezuelans have not turned their back Chavismo, citing the advances of the revolution and the necessity of pushing ahead to build real socialism. 

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