The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), alongside seven other left and socialist-oriented political organizations, announced the formation of an anti-imperialist and socialist alliance under the name "Popular Revolutionary Alternative" (Alternative Popular Revolucionaria- APR).
The communique for the formation of APR reads:
This initiative was born out of the necessity of building a political expression which offers answers to the diverse demands, complaints and struggles which the Venezuelan working class, rural sectors, communards, students and all the other popular sectors present. These demands include the high cost of living, low wages, uncontrolled price speculation, corruption, institutional decay, the systematic violation of the people’s fundamental rights, the criminalisation and persecution of struggles, landlord repossessions, and the national government’s adoption of regressive policies. In sum, in response to all of the calamities which the great majority face and which stem from the structural crisis of Venezuelan capitalism, US imperialism’s economic suffocation – which we firmly reject – and the government’s application of bourgeois policies of macro-economic adjustment.