Venezuela: Die „bolivarianische Revolution“ in der Krise


  • Aaron Tauss



Venezuela, Chavez, Bolivarische Revolution, Maduro, Inflation, Lateinamerika, Extraktivismus


Three years after the death of Hugo Chávez, the “Bolivarian Revolution” in Venezuela has plunged into the deepest crisis in its 17-year history. After winning a two-third majority of Congress in the parliamentary elections late last year, the country´s right-wing opposition is now pushing for the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro via a recall referendum. The main reason for the election results is Venezuela´s deepening socio-economic crisis. Hyperinflation, food shortages, water- supply problems, electricity rationing and rising crime make everyday life increasingly burdensome for the majority of the population. The article argues that Venezuela’s two main economic problems – hyperinflation and shortages - need to be analyzed against the backdrop of the deepening of the extractive and export-oriented model of accumulation under Chavismo, the failure to develop an alternative, non-capitalist economy and the ongoing political destabilization campaign launched by the country´s oligarchy and its international allies.


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Tauss, A. (2016). Venezuela: Die „bolivarianische Revolution“ in der Krise. PROKLA. Zeitschrift für Kritische Sozialwissenschaft, 46(183), 325–330.