I don't actually get what would end the crisis besides like, a massive recovery in oil prices or the currency. Of course nothing will solve it quickly, I just hope for the sake of the revolution that it at least doesn't get worse. It just sucks that they're already treading on such thin ice with the country I live in increasingly breathing down their neck, deterring more severe action.

Getfiscal, I wonder if you agree with George Ciccariello that the best bet is to "bet it all on the communes", and if maybe the government's kind of hands off behavior reflects that in any way? I also wonder if you could share either what you've been reading about Venezuela recently or what you're writing about, I'd be very interested in hearing.