Author: Simón Rodríguez

Simón Rodríguez is a Venezuelan activist, editor at, and a member of International Workers’ Unity-Fourth International. He is a co-author of the book Why Did Chavismo Fail?


How did Chavismo win 92% of the National Assembly?

The high abstention indicates that the working majority understood the irrelevance of the election. Voting could not have any impact on the disastrous national situation because the parliament had been de facto deprived of all its functions for several years.

Venezuela: A Country Held Hostage

Under the global spotlight for the past two months, Venezuela is perhaps the most debated and at the same time misunderstood country in recent times. The truth embraces demanding paradoxes: a country ruined but rich in resources, with a civilian-military . . .

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