“Venezuela faces the collapse of the rentier system, product of the blockade”

Celsa Acosta Dry. Chorus, Venezuela (1964). Poet and writer. He studied Economics at the University of Zulia. So far he has published the poetry books: Another place (1992), Drunk lip (1998), Water slit (2004) and Voices (2013). Monte Ávila Latinoamericana published in 2008 his Poetic Anthology under the title Another place, in the Altazor collection.

Texts of his authorship have appeared in important literary magazines such as Image, Poetry, Babel, Carmine (Buenos Aires- Argentina), among others. He has participated in national and international literary events. Invited to the V International Chile Poetry Meeting (Santiago de Chile). Invited by the University of Salamanca (Spain) to the XV Meeting of Venezuelan Writers November 2009.

She is the organizer of the International Festival of Word Poetry in the World in Choir, and in July 2016 she was the writer honored at the 12th. International Book Fair of Venezuela (FILVEN) of the Ministry of Popular Power for Culture, in recognition of his work.

She is currently a deputy of the Legislative Council of the Falcòn state, for the PSUV. Member of the State Political Team of the PSUV, in the coordination of the state commission of the vice-presidency of women. Activist of feminist movements, founding member of CONARMIZ (Articulating Congress of left women)

Since 2015, when the opposition obtained the electoral victory of the legislative branch and destabilizing signs began to be expressed with a coup and unusual overtones, such as the self-proclamation of a president who turned out to be an instrument of the empire, and other centers of power destined to loot wealth and Venezuela’s natural resources, how do you see today that same country that is subject to a blockade and criminal sanctions against the population in general?

When we say, express and signify the resistance that our Venezuelan people have had in these years from 2015 until now, we do not do it as a mere slogan, the resistance is more than demonstrated by men and women of this country, Venezuela, who despite suffering brutally the effects of unilateral coercive measures, which have placed our health, food and public services system in crisis first, and to top it all off facing a pandemic, this people continues to bet on peace, on democratic construction and participation.

But it is also necessary to point out in a positive way that from the national government, specifically President Nicolás Maduro, has been developing a set of actions to face the effects of the economic and financial blockade, and that response by the executive has contributed to preventing our people from entering in a more complex situation of total chaos.

Despite the fact that for a little over a year the Venezuelan State has not received foreign exchange income from the sale of oil, our government continues to maintain the system of social missions, the social investment that for the 2021 budget continues to bet on it with 73% destined to the social.

Venezuela faces the collapse of the oil rentier system, a product of the blockade. The challenge of overcoming the oil rentier model was also abruptly collapsed as a result of the blockade and the set of criminal measures, and has deepened the economic crisis.

The effort that the government and the working class make from the oil industry is heroic to be able to raise the production of gas and fuel, mainly gasoline, assuming corruption and mistakes that have contributed in some way to the critical situation that the state oil company is experiencing today, and that also thanks to the support and economic agreements with countries such as Russia, China and Iran, the latter also with sanctions by the US empire; We have been able to face an extremely difficult situation, as we do not have gasoline production to supply the country.

The attack on our currency, on wages, the loss of purchasing power of our workers, the product of an induced hyperinflation, have aggravated the situation in the country. This critical situation that Venezuela has been experiencing since 2015 when the stateless and fascist opposition wins the elections of the AN, and they arrive with their destabilizing, coup and surrender agenda to the interests and dictates of the gringo empire, the people know it, the people know how to put each one in his right place.

Our noble and hardworking people will never support those who have looted wealth, those who have stolen Citgo’s resources, gold reserves and wanting to establish a self-proclaimed and fictitious government to favor the United States and its centers of power.

Despite all this complex situation, our country continues to bet on the construction of participatory and leading democracy, on the recovery of values, on ethics and on solving our problems among ourselves.

Today we are in the middle of an electoral process called constitutionally to renew one of the fundamental powers such as the legislative branch, with an electoral system that guarantees participation, a reliable, modern, automated system and with an institutional framework such as the CNE that guarantees transparency. From the results.

Therefore, Venezuela and the Bolivarian project for the construction of socialism are at a time of great challenge, and the recovery of the National Assembly for the political forces of the Bolivarian revolution represents a victory step in that challenge.

The next 6D there will be elections of the new NA, what should your new popular representation do as a priority?

Legislate to transform the State, to transform the state of affairs generated by the situation of blockade, by unilateral coercive measures. Legislate attached to the noble interests of the Venezuelan people, legislate alongside the workers. Legislate for the needs of the country.

The national government has proposed a legislative agenda alongside the already debated, not sufficiently, Anti-Blockade Law. Now on the part of the opposition forces that are participating, we have not seen any agenda, their agenda is to criticize what according to them our government has done wrong, but proposals for laws have not been presented.

From my point of view, there are urgent issues that must be included in the legislative agenda such as public services, salaries, prices, new reform to the law on women’s rights, among others.

What meanings do you see after the results of the North American elections?

The results of the North American elections, so far, show us the profound political crisis of that American nation, the profound crisis of its hegemony. The internal confrontations have escalated to scenarios of geographical and popular ruptures.

Trump and Biden represent that crisis, the crisis of the capitalist system. The disputes between the different factions of the plutocratic and technocratic elites that support the construction of power in the world system, and in turn the intra-elite disputes of that nation that are registered in a time marked by the exhaustion of the North American political system and its conception of democracy from the liberal ideology.

The outdated and obsolete character of the gringo electoral system does not respond to the conditions of its society, it responds to the interests of the factions in dispute. The elections held on November 3 in the United States ultimately represent the culminating point of the crisis of liberal democracy and of that electoral political system.

But this exhaustion of political praxis does not appear alone, in turn there is the hegemonic decline of that power, its eroded American way of life. In short, what is in dispute between these factions is management, hopefully to accelerate even more the profound systemic crisis of capitalism.

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