Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Sat Mar 07 2009 - 12:39:59 EST

An analysis of the internal weakness of Chavismo is good. But the situation of political and civil liberties in Venezuela is not less important. This is not a pro-Chavez/anti-Chavez style. This is pro-democratic/ anti-democratic style of the way to socialism. Particularly important due to the authoritarian record of communists during the twentieth century.   Regards,A. Agafonow   ________________________________ De: Dave Zachariah <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: sábado, 7 de marzo, 2009 17:43:04 Asunto: Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America Paul Zarembka wrote: > > It is no use trying to claim that the bourgeois press in Venezuela is always lying.  Its truths can be a weapon against the working class, as its lies. The pro-Chavez/anti-Chavez style of this discussion does not really help us understand the processes actually going on in Venezuela. Here is a more interesting analysis which points to internal weaknesses of the Bolivarian movement:   <>   "The 'Bolivarian revolution' has never prioritised the organisation   of workers. When it comes to popular mobilisation, Chávez's focus   has been on of the inhabitants of the shanty towns and increasingly   of rural areas --- where his support in the November 23 elections   was most solid." //Dave Z _______________________________________________ ope mailing list

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