9 Feb 2019

Venezuela’s self-sufficient socialist communes losing faith in Maduro

International Editor

Venezuela’s self-sufficient ‘comunas’ or communes were encouraged by the late President Hugo Chavez as part of his vision of ‘socialism for the 21st century’.

But even in these communities, the country’s hyper-inflation and corruption are being felt. Six years after Chavez’s death, those living in communes say his successor Nicolas Maduro has failed them.

But they fear a government led by his rival Juan Guaido could make matters even worse. From Venezuela, here’s our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum.