Hugo Chavez

War all the time: the differences between the internal and external aggressor in Venezuela

Chávez the militarist

As President Hugo Chávez beats the war drum with Colombia over the presence of US military bases near the Venezuelan border, violent crime and scarcity in the República Bolivariana continue to soar to almost bewildering levels.

Tropical waterfight: the struggle for basic services in Caracas, Venezuela

A combination of climate change and an incompetent, inefficient state bureaucracy has left basic services such as water and electricity as something of a luxury for many caraqueños, and contrary to the rhetoric of the chavista propaganda machine, it's a situation that is worsening.

Caracas: Picket in Solidarity with the SIDOR 14 and against the Repression of Social Protests

On July 29, a protest was held outside the main Prosecutor's Office in Caracas. The demonstrators were protesting in defense of the right to social protest. It was a response to growing repression of political protests in Venezuela.

The revolution delayed: 10 years of Hugo Chávez’s rule - Charles Reeve and El Libertario

On the tenth anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s coming to power in Venezuela, and ten years of the “Bolivarian revolution”, Venezuelan libertarians reflect on his rule and its effects on working people.

Venezuela 2006: Continued repression of popular protest

El Libertario, the voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas of Venezuela, [# 49, March 2007] analyzes the how and the why of the increasing state repression against the growing social discontent that belies the pseudo-revolutionary discourse of the Chavez regime.

Venezuela: on the dark side of the moon

Chavez supporters after election victory

The editorial group of El Libertario, newspaper of CRA, Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas from Venezuela, reflect on the prospects for the country after the seemingly indisputable electoral victory of Hugo Chavez.

Refuting the deaf: Chavism and anarchism in Venezuela

An easy-to-read, clear article from El Libertario explaining the Venezuelan anarchist's criticisms of the Chavez regime.