Oscar Alberto Perez

Things in Venezuela are changing by the day, sometimes by the hour. Yesterday, June 27, a police officer commandeered a helicopter and attacked the buildings of the Ministry of Interior and Justice and the Supreme Court of Justice, at the same time broadcasting an appeal for others to join in and overthrow the government of Maduro.

It is eighty-five days since the beginning of the current right-wing offensive backed by imperialism  against the Venezuelan government of President Maduro, which has left 85 people dead. So far the reactionary opposition has not achieved any of its aims. As its ability to gather large numbers of people in the streets has diminished, rioting has become increasingly more violent and deadly. The government has called Constituent Assembly elections on July 30, which will be a major test of its level of popular support. The opposition has declared it is in “disobedience” and has vowed to prevent the election from taking place. What comes next?

 A meeting in Brussels under the title "what is really hapenning in Venezuela" had a turn out of 85 people despite threats from Venezuelan opposition supporters to disrupt it. 

The calling of a National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has been issued in the middle of one of the worst offensives of the counter-revolution and imperialism in the last eighteen years. In this political situation, the convening of a Constituent Assembly has awoken important revolutionary aspirations among sections of the workers’ and people's vanguard, who are ready to fight to elect deputies to the Constituent Assembly who come from the rank and file and defend a programme of revolutionary demands.

Marea Socialista states that the main problem facing Venezuela is the authoritarian shift of the Maduro government. Starting from a wrong premise they reach conclusions which are completely mistaken and put them on the wrong side of the barricade. Let’s see.

La convocatoria a la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente se ha efectuado en medio de una de las peores ofensivas de la contrarrevolución y el imperialismo en estos 18 años. En ése marco político, la convocatoria a Constituyente a despertado aspiraciones revolucionarias importantes entre sectores de la vanguardia obrera y popular, que están dispuestos a dar la batalla política de cara a las elecciones del próximo 30 de Julio para posicionar dentro de la ANC a diputados de la base obrera y popular que defienden un programa de reivindicaciones revolucionarias, frente a la macoya burocrática que tratará de imponerse por todos los medios posibles, derivando ello en la imposición de un programa


Il 23 maggio scorso il Presidente Maduro ha annunciato le regole per la convocazione dell’Assemblea Costituente e allo stesso tempo ha fatto appello al Consiglio elettorale nazionale (CNE) per convocare le elezioni regionali, che erano state sospese dal 2016.

Il CNE ha annunciato che le elezioni per l’assemblea costituente si terranno alla fine di luglio e quelle regionali ( per l’elezione dei governatori e dei consigli legislativi ) in Dicembre.

A convocação da Assembleia Constituinte e das eleições Regionais foi respondida com uma escalada da política de “mudança do regime” por parte da oposição. Este é um momento crítico para a Revolução Bolivariana na Venezuela.

Em 23 de maio, o Presidente Maduro anunciou as regras para a convocação da Assembleia Constituinte e, ao mesmo tempo, pediu ao CNE (Conselho Nacional Eleitoral) para convocar as eleições regionais que estavam suspensas desde 2016.

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. The chavista supporters of the government have also taken to the streets in defence of the Bolivarian Revolution, and President Maduro surprised everyone by calling for a Constituent Assembly. To better understand the situation and where it might lead to, Investig’Action have interviewed Jorge Martín, the secretary of the “Hands Off Venezuela


El martes 23 de mayo marcó un nuevo punto de inflexión en la crisis venezolana. La convocatoria de elecciones a asamblea constituyente y regionales fue respondida con una profundización de la política de “cambio de régimen” por parte de la oposición. Son momentos críticos para la revolución bolivariana.

La révolution bolivarienne au Venezuela est confrontée à l’une de ses plus graves crises depuis l’élection de Chavez en 1998. Pendant 40 jours, le gouvernement a été l’objet de protestations violentes quasi continues, menées par l’opposition de droite, et combinées aux provocations de Washington et des gouvernements de droite latino-américains. Le but est clair : renverser le gouvernement par tous les moyens.

De Bolivariaanse revolutie in Venezuela heeft met de ergste crisis af te rekenen sinds de verkiezing van president Chávez in 1998. De rechtse oppositie voert de voorbije 40 dagen ononderbroken gewelddadige protesten aan tegen de regering en de provocatieve verklaringen van Washington en rechtse Latijns Amerikaanse regimes doen er nog een schepje bovenop. De bedoeling is duidelijk: de huidige regering met alle mogelijke middelen ten val brengen!