Under Donald Trump’s presidency US efforts to overthrow the Venezuela’s socialist revolution have been stepped up.
US-aligned right wing forces have been advancing in Latin America over the past three years. They have capitalised on the political instability created by an economic crisis which has engulfed the region following the crash in commodity prices in 2014. Their agenda is to reverse the huge social gains delivered by socialist and left wing governments throughout Latin America since the turn of the century and subordinate the region’s governments to US policy.
On 22 April 2018 Venezuelans will go to the polls once again to elect their President.
Incumbent President, Nicolas Maduro, is seeking re-election for a second term.
It is essential for the defence Venezuela’s socialist revolution – the continuation of Hugo Chavez’s legacy – that Maduro is re-elected.
By Fiona Edwards
The US is once again sponsoring a violent, right wing opposition in Latin America with the goal of overthrowing a socialist government. Millions of dollars from the US government is being poured into right wing opposition groups in Venezuela that have been leading violent protests during the past five months which have killed over 100 people.
By Fiona Edwards
Venezuela is convening a National Constituent Assembly to improve its current constitution. The initiative could help restore stability in the country so is being opposed by those who wish to overthrow the government.
The article below by Ian Richardson, reviews the book A World to Build: New Paths toward Twenty-First Century Socialism by Marta Harnecker, and was originally published by Counterfire.