Venezuela

Express Update of the Venezuelan situation (February 25, 2014)

An english translation of a new update (25 February) from El Libertario about the wave of protests against the Maduro government in Venezuela.

Rafael Uzcátegui (El Libertario newspaper)

The February 21th, we wrote a summary of events for those who are on the outside, oversaturated with information about Venezuela, we needed a chronology of events. It has just 4 days of this story, but there are many new elements that an update is necessary to suggest, that any picture of the Venezuelan reality will change in the next few hours.

An open letter on the situation in Venezuela, to the comrades of the FEL and El Libertario - Nosotros los Pobres

An open letter to anarchists in Chile and Venezuela, taking a nuanced look at the wave of protests against the Maduro government.

Two weeks ago, Nosotros los Pobres had the good fortune to host a presentation by two members of the Federacion de Estudiantes Libertarias of Chile, with whom we had a very productive exchange of ideas.

Twelve FAQ about what is happening in Venezuela

Twelve frequently asked questions about what is happening with the unrest in Venezuela answered by the excellent Caracas-based El Libertario newspaper.

Twelve F.A.Q. about what is happening in Venezuela

El Libertario newspaper - Caracas - February 2014

1) Are the protests in Venezuela led by opposition parties on the right?

Venezuela: 2014 is not 2002 - Rafael Uzcátegui

A Venezuelan anarchist responds to the government's cries that the current wave of protests across the country is akin to the 2002 right-wing coup attempt.

Express summary of Venezuela’s situation for curious people and/or the poorly informed

A translation of a Spanish article from El Libertario summarising the development of the protests in Venezuela during February 2014, and addressing the relationship of those protests to conditions in Venezuela and the Venezuelan right.

On February 4th, 2014, students from the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira (Experimental University of Táchira), located on an inland state of the country, protested due to the sexual assault of a fellow female classmate in lieu of the current insecurity situation of the city. The protest was repressed, and several students were detained.

State funerals, amnesia and anarchism

A response by El Libertario to the statement of FAU on the death of Hugo Chavez. In memory of their beloved comrade Rafael Sposito (a.k.a.) "Daniel Barrett". Originally published in Spanish in TIERRA Y LIBERTAD, Madrid, May 2013, #298, p. 3-6. Translated by Julio Pacheco.

Dated the day after the death of the Venezuelan president (03/06/2013), a statement was released entitled "La muerte de Hugo Chavez. Su impacto en America Latina y el mundo" - "The Death of Hugo Chavez.

Latin Lib News podcast now online!

A new podcast discussing events in Latin America from a Libertarian Communist perspective. This first episode looks at the rise and legacy of Hugo Chávez. He may have died but his project – misleadingly named ‘revolutionary socialism for the 21st century’ – continues unabated in Venezuela.

What, therefore, is the legacy of Chávez? How can genuine revolutionaries cut through the polarised red herrings about the true nature of the Venezuelan regime? And what can we expect of Nicolas Maduro, Chávez’ successor?

Chávez' death: Neither in mourning nor celebration, time for social struggles to become autonomous!

When an illness becomes serious, when medical attention becomes a vehicle for myopic, politically motivated decisions and when a patient becomes drunk with power, it can only end this way. The strongman has died, and in so doing, he has initiated a substantial shift in the Venezuelan political landscape.

What used to be the regime’s greatest strength has suddenly turned into its defining weakness: it was all Chávez, and, without him, the only solution is to fabricate an absolute commitment to his memory and his plans for succession.

Venezuela: the killing of Sabino Romero

The official statement of the El Libertario collective following the murder of Sabino Romero, Yukpa indigenous rights activist, in Zulia, Venezuela last night.

During the night of March 3, 2013 Yukpa Cacique Sabino Romero, well known for his defense of the rights of the Yukpa people, was assassinated on Chaktapa Highway, in the Sierra de Perijá (Zulia State).

Announcing @latinlibnews: keeping you up to speed on Latin America in 140 characters

Announcing a new Twitter account that will provide irregular and brief updates on social movements and news of interest to libertarian communists in Latin America.

Follow it here: https://twitter.com/latinlibnews