International News. PSUV holds fake congress to assault the Venezuelan Communist Party

Caracas, May 21, 2023 (TP Newsroom) – This Sunday, May 21, a fake congress was held, organized by the leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), to take by assault the historic Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) and subordinate it to the interests of the government of Nicolás Maduro.

On the eve of this manoeuvre to intervene the dean of the political parties in Venezuela, the General Secretary of the PCV’s Central Committee Oscar Figuera explained that “the decision of the Communist Party to confront the neoliberal package imposed by the Government, accompanying the struggles of the people, is one of the main reasons why today they want to assault the PCV”.

“The PSUV leadership wants to usurp the legal personality of the Communist Party of Venezuela; they want to put their hand on the PCV’s capacity for action and neutralize its role in the social struggles in the country,” said Figuera.

The leader of the PCV stressed that “there is clarity today in broad sectors of what is at stake today in the country and of the need to contribute with the defense of an instrument that is at the service of the struggles of the people as is the Communist Party of Venezuela.”

Whatever happens, in the courts or in the CNE [Electoral Council], there will be a Communist Party here,” declared Figuera.

Minimal chronology of the intervention of the PCV

At the end of 2021, the vice-president of the PSUV Diosdado Cabello began to use his TV program to promote the matrix of a supposed division in the ranks of the PCV.

Cabello assured that he received letters in which communist militants supported the anti-popular turn of the Government and its pact with the right wing opposition.

This escalation of aggressions intensified after the successful 16th National Congress of the PCV (November 2022), when the highest leadership body of the Venezuelan communists ratified the line of confrontation and dissociation with respect to the neoliberal policies of the Government of Nicolás Maduro.

In view of the cohesion and internal unity of the PCV, as of February of this year, the PSUV leadership opted to disguise its militancy and hired people doting them with clothes and symbols of the Red Rooster Party [PCV] to make the public opinion believe that there was discontent in what they called “bases of the PCV”.

The actors of this show have travelled the country to hold “assemblies” financed with State resources and to pave the way for the intervention of the oldest political party in the country.

Who are the protagonists of this farce?

Today, in the best style of Juan Guaidó, these characters have self-proclaimed themselves as “the bases of the PCV” and according to what has been published in social networks have gathered to “request the intervention of the Communist Party of Venezuela”.

This Sunday in the main Theater of Caracas, with the consent of the Mayor’s Office of the Libertador municipality, controlled by the governing party, the fake congress was held with a presidium made up of:

Griseldis Herrera: Psuv member. She is an official of the National Electoral Council (CNE) on secondment to the Government of Monagas where she works as a legal consultant.

Robinson García. Militant and counciller of the pro-government party Somos Venezuela in the Obispos municipality of Barinas state.

Carlos Figueroa. Candidate of the UPP89 party for the 2021 regional elections.

Johan Coraspe. PSUV member. Official of the Ministry of Communes. He also works for the National Electoral Council (CNE) as coordinator of the electoral center in the Altos de los Godos Parish, Maturín.

Zoilo Arosteguí. Psuv member. He belongs to the work team of Raúl Brazón, political coordinator of the regional structure of the PSUV in Monagas.

Henry Parra, expelled from the PCV in 2021 after publicly supporting the candidacy of Freddy Bernal [PSUV] for the governorship of the State of Táchira in contravention of the electoral alliance policy outlined by the 15th National Conference of the Red Rooster Party.

Sixto Rodriguez. He left the PCV more than a decade ago.

Behind the scenes there is not only Diosdado Cabello, who has personally directed this move, but also other members of the PSUV leadership, such as Deputy Jesús Faría Tortosa, who coordinated the so-called “assemblies” to “rescue” the PCV, as it became known through an audio leaked in social networks.

In the recording, Faría Tortosa acknowledged that numerically they were few in this anti-democratic adventure, but that they were trying to overcome this weakness by looking for descendants of former PCV leaders, as well as trying to gain the favor of former members.