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Venezuela: ‘Capitalism is no longer an option’

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments


Luis Hernandez Navarro wrote in the September 23*Guardian*: “In Venezuela,
to be a rightist is out of fashion.”

“As is shown in several opinion polls,” he writes, “Venezuela has given
birth to a new political culture where the socialist ideal is widely
accepted. Half the population agrees with the idea of building a socialist
country, against 29% who oppose it.”

Hernandez Navarro pointed out: “The strength of this new political culture,
and of the strides towards social inclusion made by the Bolivarian
government, make things quite difficult for Capriles … He can’t oppose this
ideal in public without damaging his chances of victory.”

On the other side, Chavez is standing for a drastic deepening of the
process of change — in a context where, despite the changes, huge sections
of the economy and state remain under the control of big business.

In this context, *Amilcar Figueroa*, a Venezuelan political scientist,
member of the Continental Bolivarian Movement and former president of the
Latin American Parliament, spoke to Alba TV on the significance of the
October 7 poll.


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