The Tricontinental Institute, a research initiative undertaken by popular movements from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, released a dossier this week about the upcoming elections in Venezuela and the future of the Bolivarian Revolution.
The dossier, published in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, looks into what is at stake in the country’s elections, scheduled for May 20th, and draws a comprehensive picture of the regional and international contexts in which the vote will take place.
It also examines North American interventions in the process, the unconventional war furthered by the United States, and the consequences of the imperialist financial and military siege against Venezuela.
The dossier looks into the experiences, tensions, and alternatives built up in the past that now shape the current moment of the Bolivarian Revolution, also pointing to perspectives for its future.
“The presidential elections in Venezuela are specially meaningful for popular movements and the Venezuelan people. The very fact that it is being held, the massive participation of the people in it, and the revalidation of the Bolivarian Revolution will mean a defeat and frustration of the interventionist policy of the Donald Trum administration. For the Venezuelan people, it’s about trusting sovereignty, democracy, and peace to challenge war and militarization policies,” said Jose Seoane, the coordinator of the Tricontinental office in Buenos Aires and a professor at the University of Buenos Aires.
Seoane argues that the electoral process in Venezuela could mean “a new boost, a new hope that the alternatives are still alive and in force in our continent. And that the dream of a united, emancipated Latin America are kept alive,” he adds.
Edited by: Diego Sartorato | Translated by Aline Scátola