Ahead of Sunday's presidential elections in Venezuela, NACLA has put together a collection of our coverage over the past year on Venezuela. NACLA has been a leading voice in the debate over the legacies of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian revolution, the nefarious influences of outside intervention, the country's crumbling economy, and illuminating the perspectives of the popular sectors in the country. It is a desperate situation that begs mutliple perspectives and analyses, and eschews easy solutions. Which way out?
Our authors here have provided key points in part of a crucial ongoing conversation about one of Latin America's socialist vanguards. These viewpoints can help lend understanding to the events at hand beyond distorted versions of the story promulgated by mainstream media.
May 19, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will likely win Sunday’s elections—not due to fraud, but because of the opposition’s call for a boycott and continued support in Venezuela for the Chavista government.
May 18, 2018
Elections loom amidst economic crisis and the threat of political violence in Venezuela. What are the possible outcomes?
May 17, 2018
The Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Venezuela includes supporting a boycott of Sunday’s elections in Venezuela, hinting at the possibility of a coup, and enacting harmful economic sanctions, with consequences for democracy in the country beset by poverty and unrest.
Ociel Alí López
March 29, 2018
As elections in Venezuela approach in May, major swaths of the opposition are boycotting, as the possibility of armed intervention by neighboring countries looms.
- Another Caracazo? [From our Spring 2018 Report]
Ociel Alí López
Early this year, a wave of looting and protest among popular sectors engulfed Venezuela. With elections looming, could such events lead to an uprising that would ultimately oust President Maduro—or have the opposite effect?
Giorgio Boccardo, Sebastián Caviedes, and Pablo Contreras Kallens
October 14, 2017
A critical assessment of the historical and current context of Venezuela’s crisis—what's next for the Left in Latin America?
July 26, 2017
In difficult times, life histories by grassroots Venezuelan activists illuminate valuable lessons from the Bolivarian Revolution.
Gabriel Hetland and George Ciccariello-Maher
July 21, 2017
Part 2 in our two-part discussion on the state of the Left in Latin America, presented at Left Forum by NACLA and Jacobin Magazine on June 2, 2017.
Pablo Stefanoni and Alejandro Velasco
July 3, 2017
An interview with Alejandro Velasco on the role of popular sectors in the protests and demonstrations that have continued for more than 70 days in Venezuela, with mounting injuries and deaths occurring amidst a plurality of crises.
May 11, 2017
What Chavista theorist Heinz Dieterich can tell us about the current crisis in Venezuela – and what he misses.
April 28, 2017
Opposition violence and the government’s increasing authoritarianism are both to blame.
April 13, 2017
A conversation with NACLA contributor Julia Buxton on the Venezuelan opposition's ongoing inability to create a strong policy alternative to Chavismo under Maduro.
Stay posted for NACLA's upcoming coverage on the aftermath of the elections, and the ongoing struggle for justice and autonomy in Venezuela.