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Venezuelan Youth: A Potential Antidote to the Weaknesses of the Revolution
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From an interview by Tamara Pearson, an Australian living in Venezuela, is an editor for VHeadline.

Luis: "Owing to the social historic process that Venezuelan is experiencing at the moment, the youth have had a protagonist role in the construction of the Bolivarian process and have also had an important role in the leadership of it. However, because we live in a capitalist country a lot of the youth aren't participating in the process of change and are easily manipulated and alienated by the capitalist system."

Cesar: "When Chavez first became the president, a lot of the old corrupt layers of people joined the process, thinking about what they could personally gain from it. The role of the youth is to learn what revolution is, the theory of it, and to see an end to this 'cancer' of corruption. The youth need to incorporate themselves and replace these people. The youth are the hope of this process, and they should take the reins in the PSUV to guard the line of the government, because one of the priorities of the revolution right now is to maintain the power we have."

Liliana: "Within the PSUV, first, in my opinion, the party should create a functional structure for the youth where its defined what our function or field of action is with the party, so that we can call to action the young people who still aren't involved directly with the party…because the PSUV hasn't yet developed a strategy directed by the youth- that is, even though there are a lot of young people in the party they don't have a collective line, they don't have their own values- just lines handed down by Chavez.

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