Communist Party of Venezuela

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Communist Party of Venezuela

Partido Comunista de Venezuela
AbbreviationPCV
General SecretaryÓscar Figuera
Founded5 March 1931
NewspaperPopular Tribune
Youth wingCommunist Youth of Venezuela
Political orientationMarxism-Leninism
International affiliationIMCWP
Slogan¡El socialismo sigue siendo la esperanza de los pueblos!
Website
https://prensapcv.wordpress.com/

The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) is a communist party that was born on March 5, 1931, being the oldest contemporary party in Venezuela. Being a party of Marxist-Leninist ideology, it stands as a party of the proletarian class in which workers, peasants, revolutionaries and youth converge, in the pursuit of the establishment of a socialist state. In 2020 they separated from the government coalition Gran Polo Patriotico and formed the Popular Revolutionary Alternative (APR), a coalition of communist and socialist parties. It currently opposes the Chavista government of Nicolás Maduro.[1]

Government political persecution[edit | edit source]

An article from the PCV's Central Committee's organ - Tribuna Popular - number 3008 from August 2019 denouncing that the PSUV has not fulfilled the PSUV-PCV Unitary Agreement.
An article from the PCV's Central Committee's organ - Tribuna Popular - number 3008 from August 2019 denouncing that the PSUV has not fulfilled the PSUV-PCV Unitary Agreement.

In 2020 PCV demanded a discussion during the 2020 National Assembly elections of the government's agressive anti-worker neoliberal policies that were being implemented[2][3][4][5] and the systematic breach of the "PSUV-PCV Unitary Framework Agreement" signed in April 2018.[6] When the government refused to engage in this discussion, the PCV decided to pursue an alternative popular and revolutionary path. This event signaled the beginning of the persecution of the PCV.

The assault on the PCV has involved various stages, including an attempt to disrupt the PCV's 16th National Congress in November of the previous year. When that failed and the PCV remained cohesive, the next phase involved the venezuelan government trying to recruit PCV members with offers of incentives, including jobs, money, food, houses, and vehicles, but these attempts were rejected.

In response to the failure of recruitment efforts, the government of Nicolás Maduro orchestrated a fraudulent event on May 21st, 2023 with the aim of undermining the legitimate decision-making processes within the PCV. The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the PCV, Óscar Figuera, accused Maduro of attempting to use administrative or judicial measures to align the PCV with his neoliberal policies.

The leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held a fraudulent congress with a presidium consisting of individuals not affiliated with the PCV to promote intervention in the communist party. This congress was widely seen as illegitimate and was seen as part of a plan to weaken the PCV after it distanced itself from the anti-worker policies of the Maduro government, as explained by Figuera in a press statement.

Figuera explained that this action aimed to prevent the PCV from continuing its role as a class-based force serving the Venezuelan people and the working class. It also sought to impede the PCV's efforts to promote unity of action among workers and strengthen the organization and struggle of the Venezuelan people.

Despite these challenges, the PCV expressed gratitude for the solidarity it has received from the Venezuelan people, organizations, intellectuals, revolutionary movements, and international communist and workers' parties. The PCV pledged to continue its role in supporting and advancing the struggles of the Venezuelan people, regardless of actions taken by those in power.[7][8]

Sequence of events[edit | edit source]

In a dossier that has been translated and made available on Solidnet,[9] the official website of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP), the PCV has made available a sequence of events that contains in detail and with ample evidence the plan orchestrated by the PSUV to assault and intervene in the communist party.

2021[edit | edit source]

Diosdado Cabello, vice-president of the PSUV (United Socialist Party of Venezuela), used his TV program to attack the PCV (Communist Party of Venezuela) and alleged that the PCV was subordinated to imperialist plans.[10][11]

End of 2021[edit | edit source]

Cabello began implementing the first phase of the PSUV's plan to undermine the PCV. He propagated the false narrative of divisions within the PCV and received supposed letters of support from "regional organizations of the PCV".

September 2022[edit | edit source]

A letter from the supposed “grassroots” of the PCV to Diosdado Cabello signed by the mercenaries Zoilo Arostegui, Carlos Fermín and Darío Fermín.
A letter from the supposed “grassroots” of the PCV to Diosdado Cabello signed by the mercenaries Zoilo Arostegui, Carlos Fermín and Darío Fermín.

One of the leaked letters from individuals claiming to be PCV members requested the PSUV's intervention in the PCV. However, it was revealed that the signatories (Zoilo Arostegui, Carlos Fermín and Darío Fermín) were not PCV members but largely affiliated with the PSUV.

November 2022[edit | edit source]

The 16th National Congress of the PCV solidified the party's unity against the government's policies. This prompted the PSUV to accelerate a second phase of its plan to intervene in the PCV.

February 4, 2023[edit | edit source]

Cabello ordered the public appearance of supposed "PCV grassroots" supporting the government's policies. The PSUV provided logistical and financial support, using individuals who pretended to be PCV members.[12][13][14]

February 11, 2023[edit | edit source]

Monagas State Governor's office supports the diffusion of a press conference calling for a “rescue” of the PCV in Monagas State, with the purpose of assaulting PCV in the state.
Monagas State Governor's office supports the diffusion of a press conference calling for a “rescue” of the PCV in Monagas State, with the purpose of assaulting PCV in the state.

The PSUV allocated significant resources for a meeting of these "grassroots," which revealed that the supposed PCV members did not exist, and the PSUV recruited participants from its ranks and state organizations. The Governor's Office of the State of Monagas is probably the source of logistical and financial support for the execution of the plan of assault against the PCV.[15][16]

March 15, 2023[edit | edit source]

Audio from PSUV MP Jesús Farías revealing the plan to assault the PCV.

An audio leak from a PSUV leader confirmed the PSUV's role in the plan to intervene in the PCV.[17]

March 18, 2023[edit | edit source]

Mercenaries attending the fraudulent assembly organized by the PSUV in Barinas that was part of the plan to take over the PCV and hand it to PSUV loyalists.
Mercenaries attending the fraudulent assembly organized by the PSUV in Barinas that was part of the plan to take over the PCV and hand it to PSUV loyalists.

An assembly in Barinas exposed that the PSUV was orchestrating the plan to take over the PCV and hand it to PSUV loyalists.[18][19]

March 29, 2023[edit | edit source]

Cabello introduced the leaders of the PSUV-recruited "PCV grassroots" on his TV program, one of the leaders being Griseldys Herrera, confirming that the letters from PCV members were fabricated.[20][21]

April 15, 2023[edit | edit source]

Mercenaries, including a former PCV member, Henry Parra, held a press conference. They were not genuine PCV members and held positions in various state institutions.[22][23][24]

May 21, 2023[edit | edit source]

The leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) held a fraudulent congress with a presidium consisting of individuals not affiliated with the PCV to promote intervention in the communist party with the aim of undermining the legitimate decision-making processes.[7][8]

August 18, 2023[edit | edit source]

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice admitted a motion for legal protection filed by a group of political operators led by the leadership of the PSUV to take by assault the PCV. Through ruling 1160, the Supreme Court appointed an ad hoc board made up of citizens who have nothing to do with the Communist Party of Venezuela.[25][26]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Venezuela: New anti-communist attack against the PCV and the workers' movement" (2022-05-25). In Defense of Communism. Archived from the original on 2022-08-06. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  2. Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CUTV) (2022-10-03). "En el Día de Acción Mundial del sindicalismo clasista la CUTV denuncia indefensión jurídica y social de la clase trabajadora venezolana" Tribuna Popular.
  3. Pedro Eusse (2023-03-03). "Eusse: El Gobierno de Maduro optó por políticas de corte neoliberal" Tribuna Popular.
  4. Héctor Alejo Rodríguez (2023-05-11). "From the patriotic alliance to rupture: a decade of relations between the PCV and Nicolas Maduro" Tribuna Popular.
  5. "PCV: Maduro mantiene política complaciente con el empresariado" (2023-08-01). Tribuna Popular.
  6. "UNITARY AGREEMENT BETWEEN PSUV AND PCV" (2018-03-02). Tribuna Popular.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Gobierno intenta crear un falso PCV subordinado a su política neoliberal" (2023-05-22). Tribuna Popular.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Partido Comunista de Venezuela (2023-05-22). "Gobierno de Maduro intenta crear un falso PCV subordinado a su política neoliberal". YouTube.
  9. Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (2023-04). "Plan to assault and intervene in the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)" Solidnet.
  10. “ÚLTIMA HORA | Diosdado Cabello arremete contra la cúpula del PCV: "La actitud de ellos, es la de EEUU y son financiados por el ladrón de Rafael Ramírez"”

    AlbertoRodNews (2022-08-31). "Twitter video" Twitter.
  11. "Diosdado Cabello: La actual directiva del PCV tiene el mismo discurso que los gringos" (2023-03-30). Con el Mazo Dando.
  12. Transmisión en vivo (2023-02-04). "Gran Marcha en conmemoración a los 31 años del 4 de febrero". YouTube.
  13. "Cabello sobre militantes del PCV en marcha del 4-F: ¡Es rebelión contra las cúpulas!" (2023-02-04). Con el Mazo Dando.
  14. “#FebreroRebeldeConChávez Rebelión contra las cúpulas que obedecen las órdenes del imperialismo. Nosotros Venceremos!!”

    Diosdado Cabello (2023-02-04). "Twitter" Twitter.
  15. Luigino Bracci Roa desde Venezuela (2023-02-12). "Inicia proceso para quitarle al PCV su tarjeta electoral". YouTube.
  16. Jesús Rafael Zambrano Regional Committee Collective political leadership of the Communist Party of Venezuela in Monagas (2023-02-05). "PCV Monagas: ¿Bases del PCV o mercenarios políticos a sueldo del PSUV?" Tribuna Popular.
  17. "Continúa plan para asaltar al PCV: audio de Jesús Faría Tortosa reveló próximas maniobras" (2023-02-11). Tribuna Popular.
  18. soy Carito Carito (2023-03-15). "Twitter video" Twitter.
  19. Sebastiana Barráez (2023-03-15). "Un dirigente de Barinas denuncia: “El gobierno nacional está buscado asaltar de facto la dirección del Partido Comunista”" Infobae.
  20. Transmisión en vivo (2023-03-29). "Con El Mazo Dando - Programa 425". YouTube.
  21. “#17Nov/ Contralor del Estado Monagas y directoras de la #CEM sostuvieron importante encuentro con la Dra. Griseldys Herrera, Consultora Jurídica de @GobMonagas_
    donde se abordaron generalidades de las contrataciones públicas adaptadas a los nuevos tiempos.
    @CGRVenezuela”

    Contraloría Monagas (2022-11-17). "Twitter" Twitter.
  22. Diario del Pueblo (2023-04-15). "Instagram video" Instagram.
  23. “Declaración del Comité Regional del PCV en #Táchira:

    El pronunciamiento de Henry Parra y Jaime Otero de apoyar las candidaturas del PSUV no representa la línea política del Partido Comunista de Venezuela.”

    Partido Comunista de Venezuela (2021-11-14). "Twitter video" Twitter.
  24. Favio Hernández (2021-11-13). "El “Gallo” Parra y Jaime Otero fueron expulsados del PCV" Diario La Nación.
  25. "Documentos clave del asalto judicial ejecutado por el Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro contra el PCV" (2023-08-18). Tribuna Popular.
  26. "Documentos clave del asalto judicial ejecutado por el Gobierno de Nicolás Maduro contra el PCV (PDF file)" (2023-08-18). Tribuna Popular.

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