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This podcast brings the voices of labour leaders, activists, organizers, and social movements to a North American audience. We share the perspectives of people on the frontlines of social struggle and change in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are powered by Common Frontiers and allies in the Canadian Labour Movement. Logo by: sagestudio.ca
 
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Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, born July 28 1954, is undoubtedly the most important figure in modern Venezuelan history. Former Uruguayan President Pepe Mujica, upon hearing news of Chávez’s death on March 5th, 2013, said: "I met Che, I met Mao, but I can say this man is a character who broke the mold." In the ninth Venezuelanalysis Podcast episode, we …
 
The Great Housing Mission is undoubtedly one of the flagships of the Bolivarian Revolution. The program created by Hugo Chávez in 2011 has provided a reported four million houses for low-income families and looks to reach five million by 2025. In the newest episode of the Venezuelanalysis podcast, we go over the struggle to establish housing as a h…
 
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has upended the previously existing geopolitical order. With mid-term elections looming and rising energy costs inside the US as a result of the conflict and the subsequent ban of Russian oil imports, the White House was left scrambling. This global scenario led Washington to abandon its years-long strategy of pretending…
 
The Bolivarian Revolution has always worked to put social inclusion at the very center of its political program, focusing on attending to the needs of the most marginalized. In a capitalist patriarchal system this meant expanding the political participation of women; but this also doubled the social reproduction work of women, who found themselves …
 
With its immense oil reserves, there was a time when Venezuela was called the “Saudi Arabia” of Latin America. This reliance on oil rents invariably distorted much of the economy, making it cheaper to import food rather than produce it locally. This decades-long arrangement helps explain Venezuela’s challenges when it comes to securing food soverei…
 
In today's episode, we’re going to look at the struggle by afro-descendent and afro-indigenous peoples to defend their territory in the face of capitalist development and violent efforts at territorial dispossession, which are underpinned by systemic racism. We will speak with Maria Miyela Riascos, an educator, anthropologist and member of the Buen…
 
Today more than ever, it is critical to support anti-imperialist media. With recent victories by the left in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Honduras, US Imperialism is nervous. The response by the US Department of State to these recent elections in Latin America, discrediting the first two and only reluctantly embracing the latter, is proof that neo-col…
 
Super-Exploitation and Resistance brings you our first Field Report, dispatches from our on-the-ground coverage in Latin America. In this episode we take a look at three recent elections in the region—Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Honduras—where the left secured important victories in each country, striking important blows against imperialism in Latin …
 
In our first Dispatch you’ll be hearing directly from members of the Venezuela Analysis team who were on the ground covering the election in the capital and surrounding region where the United Socialist Party secured an important victory in Venezuela’s regional and local elections on Sunday, winning at least 19 of the 23 governorships. The 42.3% tu…
 
On November 21, Venezuela will hold its 27th election since Chávez came to power, critically this will be the first time since 2015 that Chavismo will face most of the opposition in an electoral contest after the self-styled Group of Four parties finally abandoned their boycott strategy. The third episode of the Venezuelanalysis podcast looks at th…
 
The corporate media coverage of Venezuela has always placed its focus on Chávez and Maduro, what the government did or said. This narrative, and the respective counter-narrative, ignore one key element of the Bolivarian Process: popular power. The second episode of the Venezuelanalysis podcast focuses on grassroots organizations under conditions of…
 
United by a shared history and a common struggle, for centuries the peoples of Latin America have fought to unite, but powerful interests have worked to stop regional integration. In this episode we take a look at the recent summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), we speak with Montreal-based writer and political act…
 
In this episode we explore the concept of proletarian internationalism. We begin by looking at the effort to promote regime change in Cuba and the urgent need to defend the Cuban Revolution. We speak with Issam Khawaja, graduate of a Cuban medical training program, he serves as General Vicesecretary of the Popular Unity Party in Jordan and recently…
 
For over a month the people of Colombia, mostly youth, have been on the streets demonstrating against the far right government of Ivan Duque. What began as a protest against a tax reform that once again favoured the wealthy and punished the popular sectors has become arguably the most significant social uprising in modern times in the country. On t…
 
The "Pink Tide" of leftist governments in Latin America showed how the quality of life of millions of people can be improved when leftist and progressive politicians are able to win state power through elections; but the conservative wave that followed also served to prove the limitations of this strategy. We speak with Nick Estes, citizen of the L…
 
In this episode we’re going to take a look at “lawfare” in the context of Brazil. What is “lawfare” and how is it used as yet another instrument to attack the left and defend the interests of the ruling class and imperialism? We will also explore what it could mean for Latin America if the left returned to power in Brazil. Music: Caminhos Alternati…
 
On today’s program we will take a look at how US and Canadian imperialism exerts its power and influence over Latin America and the state of the anti-imperialist struggle today. We’ll hear from former Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Canadian professor Tyler Shipley, author of “Canada In The World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial I…
 
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