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

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Date: Sat Mar 07 2009 - 12:10:34 EST

 Dave, this is a very good point.
Many thanks for pointing to that.



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From: Dave Zachariah <>
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <>
Sent: Sat, 7 Mar 2009 18:43
Subject: 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 


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