The following motion was passed unanimously by the party’s eighth congress in September.
This congress recognises the heroic achievements of the Venezuelan people under the leadership of the PSUV [Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela or United Socialist Party of Venezuela] in their struggle to wrest control of the nation from US imperialism and the comprador bourgeoisie.
In their mission to use the natural resources and labour-power of Venezuela for the benefit of the Venezuelan people they have attracted the most vicious aggression from the imperialist camp. Warmongering propaganda, US-backed contras, reactionary national opposition, and crippling sanctions threaten Venezuela on a daily basis.
This congress notes that despite these challenges, the Venezuelan people and the PSUV have managed to make historic gains for the working class and peasants of Venezuela.
The housing and education missions have provided millions of homes and opportunities for education; and land reform, in cooperation with the indigenous peoples, has secured arable land for tens of thousands of previously landless peasants.
International corporations that have shuttered their operations in Venezuela have had their factories seized and placed in the hands of the workers.
This congress salutes the resolve of the Venezuelan people, the PSUV, and the PCV [Communist Party of Venezuela] in this struggle, which has brought them into direct confrontation with US imperialism and its allies and has exposed many of the contradictions of capitalism.
They are demonstrating to all that the only way to secure these gains is the defeat of imperialism and the complete overthrow of the capitalist system in Venezuela.