Not for one minute during this pandemic has the United States stopped trying to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela. A seam of cruelty runs through U.S. policy, which by its sanctions regime prevents Venezuela from open trade of its oil to import key medical equipment to help break the chain of the virus and heal those infected by it. More
Millions of people in the United States have long known what it is like not to be able to buy food, or soap, or toilet paper. Some because they came here from much poorer places, others because they are among the 140 million poor or low-income people living in the country today.
Venezuela is under siege. The USA and its allies unleashed unjust economic sanctions against the country that have resulted in Venezuela unable to sell its oil (its main source of revenue), and to buy food or medicine in the international market. It has stopped airlines traveling to Venezuela and the country is unable to make More
We have often suggested a way out of the Venezuelan impasse which is finally a judgment on the left’s inability to specify a real socialist system. The Venezuelan system is overanalyzed: the failure is that of international socialism to offer a viable path to its own definitionless abstraction. The Bolivarian revolution is really a revolution manque that senses the dangers of stalinism and balks at the threshold. Continue reading “Venezuela blah blah on the left: the need to complete the revolution…//ZCommunications » Explanations for the Current Crisis in Venezuela”
CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot responds to Guaidó economic advisors’ dismissal of the U.S. sanctions’ effects on Venezuela