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CLAP: Venezuela's Latest Food Distribution and Production Initiative

A look at how the government's Local Food Production and Provision Committees (CLAPs) are operating in Barquisimeto, Lara.

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Marta Harnecker: "A New Revolutionary Subject has Been Created in Venezuela"

Chilean author Marta Harnecker (Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal).

Chilean scholar Marta Harnecker talks Marxism, Venezuela and the Latin American left with Greek journalist Tassos Tsakiroglou during her recent visit to Athens.

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CNE Postpones Regional Elections in Venezuela

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (Archives)

The electoral monitoring body said that regional elections will be held next year instead of in December. 

 

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Venezuelans Prefer Maduro to Opposition Administration, says New Poll

Venezuela’s beleaguered president, Nicolas Maduro, is still the number one option for more than 50% of Venezuelans. (Hinterlac

Analysts partly attribute the upswing in support for the president to his government's increasingly popular grassroots food distribution network, the CLAPs. 

 

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Bolivarians and Opposition Mobilize in Venezuela

Indigenous nations participated in Wednesday's mobilization in Caracas (@PresidencialVen).

As the opposition mobilizes for a recall referendum, Chavistas rallied in Caracas against imperialism as well as to commemorate African and Indigenous resistance.

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Steve Ellner: Democratization of PSUV is Key to Chavismo’s Future

Professor Steve Ellner. (Ángel Dejesús)

Distinguished Venezuelan history and politics professor Steve Ellner examines the current state of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution at the crossroads of a deep economic crisis and an opposition-led presidential recall effort. 

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Venezuela Election Body: Recall Referendum Will Be in 2017

CNE President Tibisay Lucena. (EFE)

If the opposition meets all of the requirements, a recall referendum could be held early next year. 

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Mass Civic-Military Mobilisations in Venezuela Warn Against Intervention

Both the civilian-militia and the National Bolivarian Armed Forces participated in the manoeuvres (AVN).

More than half a million soldiers and civilian militia members took to the streets of Venezuela to send a “clear message to imperialism” as rumours of an unconventional coup loom over the South American country. 

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Venezuelans March for May Day as Maduro Raises Minimum Wage by 30%

"May of Workers' Rebellion". (Jonas Holldack/Venezuelanalysis)

Thousands took to the streets of Caracas this Sunday to commemorate International Workers Day and manifest their support for the beleaguered Chavista government of President Nicolas Maduro amidst a severe recession and a possible recall referendum.

 

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New Agriculture Minister Launches Bid to Cut Import Dependency

The new measures are the first actions taken by new Minister of Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro Soteldo (AVN).

Venezuela’s new Agriculture and Land Minister, Wilmar Castro Soteldo, launched a string of measures this past Saturday in a bid to get the country’s national food production back on track.

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