Saturday, December 24, 2005

New at International Viewpoint: Venezuela


International Viewpoint responds to the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia with a rash of articles and interviews which give the essential background to this dramatic turn of events - an unexpected win for Morales on the first ballot with 51% of the vote. IV's correspndent in Bolivia, Herve do Alto, has secured an interview with the new vice-president Alavaro Garcia Linera, who says with disarming frankness "The MAS (Evo Morales' party) is of the centre left", that socialism is "impossible" in Bolivia and that the goal of the MAS leadership is to create "Andean capitalism". See link to International Viewpoint at right. In above picture are Evo Morales (left) and Alvaro Garcia (right).

Also in the December issue of International Viewpoint is an interesting review by Daniel Bensaid of the contemporary relevance (or otherwise) of Trotsky's 1937 pamphlet "Stalinism and Bolshevism".

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