Whither Venezuela? Author and commentator Federico Fuentes on the Presidential election

Perth Indymedia – Nicolas Maduro’s government in Venezuela has come under increasing attack from both Western governments and the international capitalist press. With prices doubling every month and poverty reportedly on the rise after years of social improvement for the mass of the people, the Maduro administration also faces fierce criticism from at least some elements of the left.

Journalist, political commentator and co-author of Latin America’s Turbulent Transitions: The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism, Federico Fuentes, addressed the question of whether this latest election was illegitimate or even rigged, as claimed by much of the Western press.

Listen to interview here