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Venezuela's Struggle, Widely Misrepresented, Remains a Classic Conflict Between Right and Left

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Of course violence from either side is deplorable, and detained protesters -- including their leader, Leopoldo López -- should be released on bail unless there is legal and justifiable cause for pre-trial detention. But it is difficult to argue from the evidence that the government is trying to suppress peaceful protest.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Opposition Leadership Amidst Venezuelan Crisis

Raul Stolk | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Raul Stolk

The Venezuelan opposition stands on brittle ice. Their following, once united under MUD's umbrella and carried on Henrique Capriles's back, may find itself disbanded if the protests end without any results. Meanwhile, a colossal economic crisis lurks around the corner.

Opposition Leader Rejects Dialogue With Venezuelan President

AP | BEN FOX and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A meeting billed as a national dialogue for local and state officials in troubled Venezuela convened Monday without the co...

The 8 Things You Need To Know About The Venezuelan Protests

The Huffington Post | Ana Benedetti | Posted 02.22.2014 | Latino Voices

1. A lot of Venezuelans are fed-up with their current situation. Venezuela has faced years of food shortages, insecurity and economic crisis. O...

US Indicates Support for Regime Change in Venezuela; Once Again, South America Says No

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the U.S. government says it is. Not surprisingly, that's not the way Latin American governments generally see it.

More Uncertainty Ahead of Venezuela's Municipal Elections

Jason Marczak | Posted 11.19.2013 | World
Jason Marczak

Where is Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro taking his country? Clearly, it is radicalizing further and faster than under his predecessor, Hugo Chávez.

Venezuela Rethinks Role In Colombia Peace Talk After Santos' 'Stabbing Of Venezuela In The Back'

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he now doubts his Colombian counterpart is serious about making peace with FARC rebels. Maduro says he doubt...

The Truth Behind The Cuba Venezuela Relationship?

AP | KARL RITTER and FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 07.21.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's parliament roared back to life Tuesday with fractious debates between government and opposition lawmakers after...

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Calls Vote Audit 'A Joke'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles announced Thursday that his movement will boycott an audit of election resul...

Official To Capriles: 'You've Got A Jail Cell Waiting For You'

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.24.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuela’s Penitentiary Minister Iris Varela said in a televised press conference Tuesday that she had a “jail cell waiting” for opposition lea...

U.S. Must Recognize Venezuela's Elections

Dan Kovalik | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Dan Kovalik

Update: Venezuelan government agrees to expand audit of votes to 100 percent of all votes cast The United States is refusing to recognize the resul...

Venezuela Split in Two

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.17.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

From now on the Cuban press will find it more difficult to speak of Venezuela as a country of only one color, of a single party. We have now listened to the polls and what they have said is a long way from the unanimity they wanted us to believe.

Defeated Capriles Condemns Violent Protests

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Enrique Andres Pretel CARACAS, April 17 (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles distanced hims...

Maduro: U.S. To Blame For Post-Election Violence


CARACAS, Venezuela — President-elect Nicolas Maduro and his opposition rival traded accusations Tuesday over blame for post-election violence th...

Maduro Wins Narrowly on Chávez Record; Close Election Is a Wake-up Call for the Government

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Mark Weisbrot

After a short but bitterly fought, insult-laden campaign, Chavista standard-bearer Nicolás Maduro defeated challenger Henrique Capriles, thus assuring continuity in Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chávez last month.

The Venezuelan Earthquake

Javier Corrales | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Javier Corrales

Maduro is being declared the winner, and thus, the man in charge of reconstruction. But he is emerging from this election far weaker rather than the "official loser," Capriles. This seems to be the wrong way to start the reconstruction effort.

Maduro To Take Over A Divided Venezuela

AP | FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has won Venezuela's presidential election by a stunningly narrow margin tha...

Nicolas Maduro Wins Venezuelan Presidential Election

Reuters | Daniel Wallis and Todd Benson | Posted 04.15.2013 | World

CARACAS, April 14 (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver who became Hugo Chavez's protege, was declared the winner of Venezuela's president...

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate's Twitter Account Hacked

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

The Associated Press / The Huffington Post CARACAS, Venezuela (AP/The Huffington Post) -- The Twitter account of Venezuela governing party candidat...

My Wish: May Venezuelans Achieve What Cubans Failed to Do

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.14.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The fact that Sunday, Venezuelans can go to the polls and decide with their votes the immediate future of their nation, is something that was taken from Cubans a long time ago. Comparing our situations, Venezuelans are left with the hope of maybe... Cubans, the frustrations of never.

Venezuelans Choose Between Chavez Heir Or Fresh Start

AP | FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan electoral officials say voters have narrowly elected Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor as president in a razor...

Maduro's Lead Shrinks

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Nicolas Maduro hopes to ride a tide of grief into Venezuela's special presidential election Sunday and win voters' endorsem...

Meet The Underdog In Venezuela's Election

Agence France Presse | Ramon Sahmkow | Posted 06.13.2013 | World

With his baseball cap in Venezuela's colors, opposition leader Henrique Capriles is a young governor running for president for the second time in six ...

Chavez Legacy Put To The Test In Venezuelan Election

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | World

* Maduro faces Capriles in election on Sunday * Maduro vows to continue Chavez's socialist policies * Opposition leader ...