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Published on Ottobre 29th, 2012 | by Militant


Venezuela: a victory against bourgeoisie and imperialism

The recent elections in Venezuela have been a heavy setback for the project of U.S. imperialism and the Venezuela’s reactionary forces. The FTAA, the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, built by Bush, will find an insurmountable obstacle to its full realization. The re-election of Chavez is an expression of the need of social liberation of Latin american population that have been exploited with the help of the plot between criminal Catholic Church, landowners,  corporations, and international imperialism. However, we must have confidence in the process of social liberation of the
oppressed masses.

Chavez is caught in a great ideological confusion and the inability to terminate, with determination, bourgeoisie arrogance. After the electoral triumph, on the one hand Chavez said that “our proposal is socialism. People have voted for this, for our economic, political and social project. Strong powers and the international news consider dishonorable and shameful the word “socialism”. Except then be obliged to disguise their neo-liberal projects to get votes.” Holy words but on the other hand, there are the subordination to Obama (“If I was an American citizen I would vote for him,” said Chavez) and the inability to take decisive action against the landowners and multinationals, it is not acceptable the post-election opening to the conservative opposition behind the slogan of “national reconciliation”, until the inevitable
reference to the “Virgin of the Rosary”.

These are not fringe elements, but the essence of Chavez ideas, disputed elements of social progress and positions designed to undermine the foundations of the social gains of the last decade. Before Chavez there are two possible scenarios: defeat the reactionary forces or be himself disastrously defeated. Really we do not hope the second possibility because at stake is the fate (and the existence) of millions of proletarians, not only in Venezuela but throughout Latin America.

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