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(en) Anarkismo.net: Venezuela on the brink of a nervous breakdown by Bruno Lima Rocha (pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:47:16 +0200


In January 2009 I published right here two texts about the Venezuelan experience, gained being there and going through the process of intense social Caracas and its metropolitan area. The recent changes are visible. Until the late 1990s, the youth of the country called itself "chewing gum", and its cultural matrix Miami (Florida). At the turn of the century, the liturgy policy passed by liberator Simon Bolivar and his contemporaries, as Sucre and Boves. In other words, millions of people were beginning to feel the citizens while symbolically merged with the Chavez Bolivarian movement. And therein lies the problem long term. ---- In the short term, there was no symptom of "problems" since Chavez appeared strong health and with increasing popularity, winning consecutive elections and referendums (except for one).

At the time, impressed me the statistics favorable to the government of Hugo Chavez in promoting the benefits of late modernity, such as missions of health, education (basic, adult, technical and higher education), housing and public transport (deploying lifts in slum areas ). In the matter of admission and income, the process (as they are also called the nearly fifteen years of chavismo) even patina. The same occurs in primary production and in sensitive sectors such as pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals beyond the oil industry, their specialty.

The positive impression to provide a real improvement in the quality of life of people "accustomed" to naturalize inequality and structural corruption, came against organized a new political practices. As we see in Brazil, is less likely to promote entry and the social conditions that transform a political culture. Today, Venezuelans pay the price for having been more than Chavista Bolivarian for not structuring a solid political party and movement entreverar popular with some subordination to the transitional government hierarchies.

The impasse is visible. Any connoisseur of Venezuela knows that most people will not accept back to the above conditions, when the oligarchic pact concentrated more than 80% of GDP in less than 20% of the population. At the same time, it is impossible to suppose a process of social transformation in the long run depending on a charismatic leader and his followers, in fact, rival each other. While that may be new presidential elections, it is possible that the winner in the ballot box not ratify institutionally victory.
Bruno Lima Rocha

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