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Venezuela’s Communist Party Hints at Break with PSUV

The PSUV, PPT and REDES say they are forming a "program of joint struggle". (Contrapunto)

The Communist Party of Venezuela says the PSUV’s electoral coalition, the GPP “doesn’t exist” anymore.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Urges Opposition to Continue Dialogue

President Nicolas Maduro and the MUd held talks mediated by the Vatican over the weekend. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his country’s political opposition to continue negotiations Thursday, after the right-wing set a series of preconditions on the next round of talks.

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New Commodity Frontiers in Venezuela: Extractivism’s New Leap Forward into the “Web of Life”

An example of open-pit mining in Venezuela (archive).

The national government is now driving a significant geo-economic reorganization of territories around extractivism, with “Orinoco’s Mining Arch“ and “Orinoco’s Petroleum Belt“ as central projects. The appropriation of the last “virgin” areas of the country paves the way for new “accumulation by dispossession” processes, attempting to address the crisis of governability and accumulation model.

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