The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution

Vaz, Ricardo

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  30/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20904

Through an interview with Jorge Martín, the secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign, the events leading to the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela are examined.


Excerpt: The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela is facing its most challenging times. The right-wing opposition, backed by the United States, is engaged in a full-blown "regime change" campaign, with violent protests occurring daily for over 2 months and resulting in over 50 casualties.

This renewed attempt of overthrowing the government started with the Supreme Court decision of stepping in for the National Assembly, or at least that was the official pretext, and that even led some people who in the past had defended the Bolivarian Revolution to now launch accusations of authoritarianism. What is your analysis on this?