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“Art Should be in the Streets, and that’s Possible Thanks to the Revolution”

Artist and muralist Pablo "Kalaka" (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis.com).

Venezuelanalysis sat down with artist and muralist Pablo Kalaka to talk about his new exhibition “A Caribbean Question” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the changes in Venezuela’s art scene under Chavismo, along with the challenges and goals of revolutionary artists in Venezuela today. 

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 Why Is Venezuela in Crisis?

Supporters of the Maduro administration carry a Venezuelan flag during a march in Caracas, Venezuela on June 14, 2016. (Reuters/

"Much of it is due to government blundering. But opposition protests, often violent, and destabilization from Washington have wreaked havoc as well," says Professor of Latin American Studies Gabriel Hetland. 

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Venezuela Celebrates Fidel Castro's 90th Birthday

Maduro flew out to Havana where he watched the birthday celebrations alongside Fidel from the Karl Marx theatre. (Cubadebate)

In the following image gallery, Venezuelanalysis brings readers photos of the 90th birthday celebrations held in both Cuba and Venezuela for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro 90th birthday.

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Beyond the Boliburguesía Thesis

(servirlpeuple.blogspot)

Steve Ellner explains why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela

 

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The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger

Journalist John Pilger (archives)

In this interview, renowned journalist John Pilger speaks about the progressive movements in Latin America now under rightwing attack, his personal experience in Venezuela travelling alongside former president, Hugo Chávez, and the manipulative media coverage that surrounds the Bolivarian process in the West.

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In Venezuela, Dismantling a Weapon of Mass Destruction

(Aporrea)

Economist Mark Weisbrot makes a case for unifying Venezuela's now double-tiered exchange rate.

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A Bolivarian Bernie? The Latin American Roots of Sanders’ Social Democratic Populism

Bernie Sanders at a rally held by National Nurses United in support of his candidacy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

VA's Lucas Koerner argues that the emergent movement surrounding Bernie Sander's presidential bid in the US is more at home in Caracas than Copenhagen– despite Sander's statements to the contrary.

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Venezuelan’s Maduro Creates Socialist Enterprise System to Kickstart Production

President Maduro speaking with workers at Ana Maria Campo Petrochemical Complex in Zulia state. (Prensa Presidencial)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday the creation of the National Productive Corporation as part of new socialist enterprise system aimed at coordinating efforts among existing state, communal, and mixed firms.

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Ten Proposals for Chavismo in the Face of Our Defeat

Luis Britto Garcia is a renowned Venezuelan writer, political analyst and playwright. (VTV)

Venezuelan political analyst, playwright and author, Luis Britto Garcia, offers an analysis of what the legislative elections results mean for Chavismo and what can be done to move beyond the crisis. 

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Hector Navarro: I’m Encouraging a Rebellion at the Bases of the PSUV

Former minister Hector Navarro. (Joaquín Ferrer-Contrapunto)

Ex-minister Hector Navarro calls for the bases of the PSUV to retake control of the party whose internal democracy he claims has been threatened by bureaucratization and corruption. Nevarro, who was himself formally disciplined by the leadership of the PSUV for defending ex-planning minister  Jorge Giordani, nonetheless holds open the possibility of further deepening the Revolutioon by broadening popular protagonism. 

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