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Popular power was a cornerstone of the Bolivarian Revolution. Facing co-optation, crisis, and decline, its future remains in question.
With Hugo Chávez’s celebrated health care project progressively in ruins, the pandemic underlines the need to rebuild.
Persistent internal conflicts have prevented Chavismo’s detractors from organizing a serious political proposal to successfully contest power. Can the opposition democratize?
Con el país atrapado en una batalla campal en la que el ganador se lo lleva todo, no sorprende que los votantes se sientan apáticos. Las soluciones deben venir del espacio entre los extremos.
Exclusive content and additional resources accompanying our Spring 2022 issue of the NACLA Report.
From oil to mining, resource exploitation is the central battlefield for Venezuela’s land and environmental movements.
When political tensions run high and misinformation proliferates, there’s no better way to get a clear view than with your own eyes.
Chavismo co-opted women’s rights rhetoric but failed to deliver on core feminist demands. For grassroots movements, abortion access remains a key struggle.
With the country caught in a pitched winner-take-all contest, it is unsurprising that voters feel apathetic. Solutions must come from the space between the extremes.
Partisan polarization wiped out autonomous stances within Venezuela’s universities for more than 15 years. Rebuilding a pluralist Left from the grassroots is key to reclaiming combative struggles.