History of the Communes in Venezuela

Socialist societies typically continue to have political parties, unions and guilds. But in Venezuela there is a fourth body – the communal councils.

According to Hugo Chávez the members of this class came from the sub-proletariat. They were excluded from the labor market, they only had the most rudimentary citizenship and were crowded out of the market economy. How active were people in these councils? What were their stages of development?

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