[Marxism] Venezuela eyewitness: Maduro's uncomfortable victory

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 04:58:22 MDT 2013

The room erupted into cheers when the election results were announced. For
hours, the city of Merida's most ardent supporters of socialist
presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro had gathered in the local offices of
the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). However, after a few
moments, the closeness of the numbers sank in.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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