I was just sorta interested in this at first, but just minutes in this dude is talking about studying in the Soviet Union and calls it the world's first proletarian and peasants state! He talks about how the US has failed in isolating Venezuela and how every attempt at regime change has been a failure. I'm not saying they're socialist or anything, but this absolutely confirms that the Maduro govt is in no way comparable to the imperialist social democracies in the global north. Huge props to Rania for scoring an interview like this. She's done some great ones with Cuban officials as well.
Quote from Faria showcasing that he is not only a socialist, but anti revisionist as well acknowledging the Soviet Union's right deviations after Stalin.
"We studied in the Soviet Union, in my case the first state of proletarians, and peasants state known to mankind, which, well, unfortunately could not continue existing for the reasons that we know. No, now will not be the time, the time to talk to you, but that we saw what it really was like, a socialist state, a state where really the working men and women were in charge of decisions. Of course the reasons for the disappearance of the Soviet Union have to do with that, just with the fact that this principle with which the Soviet Union was born was no longer observed.
But at the beginning we knew what a socialist state was, of the workers, of the peasants. How it governed only in favor of workers and peasants, where it was not capital which had the decisions in the management of that great state. Where German fascism was defeated during the second world war, in the chapter of the Great Patriotic War, where the Soviet Union, the Red Army and it's heroic people defeat fascism, liberate the Soviet Union, liberate half of Europe."