Articles by: Steve Ellner
As the Left in power returns, the lessons of the Pink Tide have become increasingly relevant. Recognizing governments’ well-conceived policies as well as their errors is key to understanding the comeback.
Trump’s unwavering backing of Juan Guaidó’s shadow government in Venezuela attaches a “made in the U.S.A.” label to all those positioned to govern should Maduro fall. This could scuttle the opposition's chances of maintaining longstanding support among the majority of Venezuelans.
It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieves a legislative majority. But the struggle has only just begun.
Maduro’s electoral victory was expected, given the boycott by the most powerful sectors of the opposition and allegations of vote manipulation. But both Chavistas and opposition camps will need to find common ground to solve the pressing challenges facing Venezuela.
What Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich can tell us about the current crisis in Venezuela – and what he misses.
Why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela
Critiques from both Chavistas and the opposition in Venezuela raise the question: How to evaluate a government committed to a gradual democratic road to far-reaching change in the context of extreme polarization and conflict?
Opposition forces to the Venezuelan government use timeworn scripts to mask their use of violence in their destabilization efforts.
The violent anti-government protests that shook Venezuela in February have once again thrust the issue of the pace of change into the broader debate over socialist transformation.