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economists who are not critical of socialist economies, the masses valued his intentions, work, and efforts. United States imperialism has been an enemy of the Bolivarian Revolution since its inception and imposed sanctions to destabilize the nation and further create perilous economic conditions. Recently it has imposed de facto embargo on Venezuela’s oil. These sanctions have given exemptions to companies Halliburton and Chevron among others in order to privatize Venezuela’s oil in its favor. The nationalization of Venezuelan oil began before Chavez came to power. He invested the oil wealth to benefit the populace of his country. The reason for the 2002 strike against Chavez was because the wealthy in the country objected to the oil revenues being used for social programs for the poor. They wanted the oil revenue for themselves. Under Chavez Venezuela assisted Haiti by providing oil and canceling its oil debts, when Haiti needed extreme support. In the United States empire, in Boston, former Congressman Joe Kennedy established with Venezuela a program to provide low-cost heating oil to his lower-income constituents in the Boston area. In Jackson, Mississippi when Mayor Chokwe Lumumba was a City Councilperson, Venezuela shared energy saving technology with the community. In October 2009, his Ward 2 People’s Assembly Task Force, led by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, provided about 4000 free compact fluorescent light bulbs to local residents. At the time, the light bulbs averaged $8.3 United States Imperialism has continued to promoted regime change for the nation, aided by its press labeling Venezuela as a communist or a socialist government. Structurally, the government controls approximately one third of the private corporate equity of the country. There are varying types of private business that operate freely. However, it is important to acknowledge that the wealthy class has been determined to see their profits increase at the expense of the poor. This is the nature of capitalism. As of May 2019, the United States empire is considering using military force to depose the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and install self-proclaimed president, opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, trained by the Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), is the perfect fit for United States imperialist interest. CANVAS specializes in forcing regime changes across the globe. Venezuela is in serious crisis now because of the additional sanctions imposed by the United States empire and its allies. Food, goods, and services are scare and demonstrations for them intense. The Venezuelan military recently blocked the delivery of humanitarian aid from hostile forces at the Colombian and Brazilian borders. Four people died and hundreds were injured when Maduro’s forces and the supporters of the opposition group clashed. According to some reports, opposition supporters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails. The Venezuelan security forces, and civilian groups known as “colectivos” responded with force, including tear gas and rubber bullets. Two trucks carrying aid were set on fire on the Colombian side of the border. Maduro believes the socalled humanitarian U.S. aid is a Trojan horse for an eventual invasion. The United Nations, the Red Cross, and other relief organizations have refused to work with the United States on delivering aid to Venezuela, which they say is politically motivated. Venezuela has allowed aid to be flown in from Russia and from some international organizations, but it has refused to allow in aid from the United States, according to Jorge Arreaza, Venezuelan Foreign Minister. It is important to support the Bolivarian Revolution as it is part of our international anti-imperialist front. U.S. aggression continues to grow and as an internal colony of the empire, our allies need us as we need them. 3) See “Chavez Brings the Light” by Adam Lynch, 2009, Jackson Free Press, http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2009/oct/26/chavez-brings-the-light

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