“Who in their right mind would say that today Venezuela is a socialist country? No…we’d be fooling ourselves. We’re in a country that still lives in capitalism, it’s just that we’ve started on a path…”
In 2009 Chávez met with grassroots community activists from the communal councils to discuss the construction of a socialism and the necessity for the development of and articulation between communes.
“It’s something you can’t create by decree. It has to be created at the grassroots. It’s a creation of the people.”