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Venezuela: Constituent Assembly Opens New Chapter
Venezuela: La Asamblea Constituyente abre nuevo capítulo

The convening of a new Constituent Assembly has opened the latest, and possibly decisive, chapter in Venezuela’s political crisis. President Nicolas Maduro summoned the Assembly to give his regime greater democratic legitimacy and to sideline the parliament, which is dominated by the right wing opposition alliance, MUD. More

La convocatoria de una nueva Asamblea Constituyente abrió el capítulo más reciente y posiblemente decisivo, en la crisis política de Venezuela. El presidente Nicolás Maduro convocó la Asamblea para dar mayor legitimidad democrática a su régimen y dejar de lado el Parlamento, dominado por la alianza opositora de derechas, MUD. Continuar

Crisis in Venezuela: the Next “Color Revolution?”
¿Crisis en Venezuela: la próxima “revolución de color”?

For two months, the right opposition in Venezuela has been mobilising against the Maduro government. It no longer limits itself to peaceful mass demonstrations, but tries to occupy government institutions, or even army bases on the border with Colombia, by force. More

Durante dos meses la oposición de derechas se ha movilizado en Venezuela contra el gobierno de Maduro. Ya no se limita a las manifestaciones masivas pacíficas, sino que intenta ocupar por la fuerza las instituciones de gobierno, e incluso bases del ejército en la frontera con Colombia. Continuar

Brazil in Turmoil: The Temer Tapes

On May 17, a political bomb exploded in the capital city of Brazil, Brasilia. One of the big media networks broadcast a tape that proved that President Temer was not just one of the many corrupt bourgeois politicians in Brazil, but that he was obviously at the centre of the best known of the country’s corruption scandals. More