It is no secret no that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez has spent time in Cuba recently in order to receive treatment for Cancer. While the agents of imperialist white power and parasitic capitalism in Venezuela have predictably been chomping at the bit with the thought that perhaps the charismatic leader of the country will soon depart the realm of the living, bigger concerns are now facing the Chávez movement. Chief among these is how will the process the “Bolivarian Revolution” continue sans Chávez? Who will take over leadership of the movement?
In particular the rivalry between Vice President Elías Jaua and ex-cabinet minister Jose Vicente Rangel seems ready to take centre stage if Chávez ever were to depart the presidency. Jaua in his student years was a member of Unión de Jóvenes Revolucionarios, the youth-wing of Bandera Roja. He has been at the centre of some of the most radical elements of the revolution. Rangel on the other hand is perhaps the most prominent figure within the military wing of the PSUV and has a great influence in the Venezuelan military. Read the rest of this entry →
The article is by Gerald A. Perreira. Gerald is a founding member of the Guyanese organizations, Joint Initiative for Human Advancement and Dignity and Black Consciousness Movement Guyana (BCMG). He lived in Libya for many years, served in the Green March, an international battalion for the defense of the Libyan revolution and was an executive member of the World Mathaba based in Tripoli.
Please note that the posting this article does not imply complete endorsement of it and its author’s analysis. I post for it out of interest and for discussion in light of the continuing attack by imperialist white power on Libya and the whole of the African continent. Read the rest of this entry →