Here is an interview Oaklandsocialist did with Simón Rodríguez, a Venezuelan socialist. The first part of the interview covers the general situation in Venezuela. The second part, starting at 13:49 minutes, covers the Bicentennial, the DSA delegation and the role of the international left.
Simón mentioned several sources for further reading. One is Venezuela Analysis, which he classifies as being from a “Chavista” point of view. (Among other things, it is endorsed by the pro-Assad Max Blumenthal.)
He also recommended Venezuelan Voices, which he says is a more independent and critical point of view.
Oaklandsocialist agrees with both these descriptions.
Simón’s book, Why did Chavismo Fail? Is also available in English as a pdf here.
Oaklandsocialist also reviewed the original Spanish language version of Simón’s book here.
Other articles on Oaklandsocialist on Venezuela include:
And several other articles, all of which can be found here.