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Venezuela: balance sheet of 2016 and perspectives for 2017

The Bolivarian Revolution is at one of its lowest points since President Chávez’s electoral victory in 1998. On top of the defeat in the December 2015 National Assembly elections, the aggravation of the economic situation is impacting the mass of the working people—who are the base and support of the revolution. It is time to draw a serious balance sheet.

Venezuela: class struggle and the tasks of revolutionaries

Last week, criminal courts in Venezuela annulled the collection of the signatures needed to activate a recall referendum, ruling out the possibility of President Maduro being removed this year. The hypocrisy of the counter-revolutionaries about "violations of democratic freedoms" is clear. But if the Bolivarian revolution is not completed, this will pave the way for victory of the counter-revolution.

Peace deal plebiscite defeated - where next for Colombia?

On Sunday 2nd October, Colombian voters rejected the agreement between the government and the FARC guerrillas “for the end of the conflict and the building of a stable and lasting peace.” Jorge Martín explains the process leading up to the referendum and what this will mean for the future of the class struggle in Colombia.

Brazil: After the impeachment - what next?

By 61 votes to 20, the rotten Brazilian Senate has approved the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff and, consequently, her definitive removal from office. Under pressure from its capitalist masters, the new Temer government must now go on the offensive. These attacks will open up a new period of sharpened class struggle in Brazil.

Venezuela - a last warning

The assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime”. Jorge Martin of the Hands Off Venezuela campaigns asks: what is really happening in Venezuela and how can these threats be faced?

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