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Federico Fuentes

Federico Fuentes is a national executive member of the Socialist Alliance. He edits Bolivia Rising and is part of the Venezuelanalysis.com editorial collective. From 2007 to 2010 he reported for Green Left Weekly from Caracas, Venezuela. In Caracas he was based at the Fundación Centro Internacional Miranda as a resident researcher investigating twenty-first century political instruments and popular participation in public management. He has co-authored three books with Marta Harnecker on the new left in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Paraguay. With Michael Fox and Roger Burbach, Fuentes is also the co-author of the forthcoming book Latin America Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism. It will be released in January next year by Zed Books. His articles have appeared on ZNet, Counterpunch, MRZine, Venezuelanalysis.com, Aporrea, Rebelión, America XXI, Comuna, and other publications and websites in both Spanish and English.

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Iturriza: The political and economic situation in Venezuela today is the most difficult one we have faced since 1999.
While respecting their right to criticize government policies, Garcia said foreign-funded nongovernmental organizations needed to understand their place within Bolivian society.
Kirchnerismo is seen as part of the broader trend of left governments, elected into power in South America since the turn of the century.
Despite all the opposition’s attempts to overthrow Chavez, this political force is rooted in Venezuela’s poor majority, mobilized within the state and on the street to defend the Bolivarian revolution and advance its revolutionary aims.
The Morales government has overseen an astonishing 64 percent reduction in the deforestation rate between 2010 and 2013.
Roger was truly a remarkable man who never let adversity get in this way. 
The failure of opposition forces and critics to recognize or accept that a political revolution that has taken place explains why they are so far out of touch with the majority of Bolivian society.
In the end, it is hard to find any issue on which the “anti-extractivist” Marina can be said to be to the left of the PT, even regarding environmental concerns.
Marikana will go down in history as South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre.