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Venezuela Elections

Will A Venezuelan Opposition Party's Election Victory Bring Real Change?

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.19.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. We recently spoke with David Smilde, an expert ...

Latin America's Pragmatic Turn

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Eric Farnsworth

Latin America's decade of easy economic growth is over and citizens are getting restless. The region is on the downside of a commodities boom, with c...

What Next For Venezuela?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The Venezuelan political system, with all its flaws, is much more democratic than the conventional wisdom has maintained. Now, what about the future? Opposition leaders will still face the same choice they have faced for the past 16 years: Do they want to participate in the political system, or simply vanquish their enemies (the Chavistas)?

The Marriage Between Venezuela and 'Chavismo' Failed

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The people, the same people that the president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) invoked from the platform to justify his misdeeds, has said no to 21st-century socialism and the national project promoted by the ruling party.

Brazil Should Stand Firm Against U.S.-Led Campaign to Undermine Venezuelan Elections

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.06.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

Washington has been trying to get rid of the Venezuelan government for more than 13 years, going back to the failed military coup of 2002. There is something sinister going on here.

Hillary Clinton and a Venezuelan Murder Mystery: Who Killed Luis Manuel Díaz?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

The recent shooting of a Venezuela opposition politician and its aftermath are worth examining because it provides a compelling example of how international media has been manipulated, for over 15 years, to portray Venezuela in a way that conforms to U.S. foreign policy objectives.

The U.S.'s Relationship With Venezuela May Hinge On Sunday's Election

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.04.2015 | World

Venezuela will hold legislative elections this Sunday, an event that will likely end up determining whether the U.S. finally normalizes relations with...

Venezuela's Electoral Processes Are Watertight

Tibisay Lucena Ramirez | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics
Tibisay Lucena Ramirez

While Venezuela faces numerous challenges in other areas, the electoral process is not one of them. Venezuelans can be certain their voices will be heard at the ballot box through a celebrated democratic process.

Ahead of Next Week's Trial, The Family of Leopoldo López Fights for His Freedom

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

While Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López remains behind bars as he awaits the July 23 start of his trial, his family has worked not only to get him released, but also to highlight the government's attempts to punish him for speaking out about the country's economic and political turmoil.

In Venezuela: It's Time to Consider New Options

Mack McLarty | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Mack McLarty

There is one direct approach to Caracas immediately available. The administration should challenge Maduro to restore normal diplomatic relations. The US and Venezuela have not exchanged ambassadors since 2010.

The Urgency of Venezuela

Tom Hayden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. But there's another US "government," a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Venezuelan President Says Rubio Is 'Loco' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not take kindly to sharp criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) over violent demonstrations be...

Deaths Rise In Tumultuous Venezuela Uprisings

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Tomas Sarmiento CARACAS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A female student and a young supermarket worker were the latest fatalities from Ve...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ted Cruz Compares Venezuelan President To Castro | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With all eyes on the bloodshed in Ukraine, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) offered a sharp warning Friday on another political crisis: demonstra...

The Lopez Affair and Venezuela's Future

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Farnsworth

Caught off guard by public enthusiasm for Lopez' new approach, which appears to have catalyzed a more generalized sense of dissatisfaction, the regime is clearly at a crossroads, and is perhaps unsure how to respond.

The Geopolitics of Election Approval: The US Response to Honduras and Venezuela

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

By Lauren Carasik, Susan Scott and Azadeh Shahshahani The authors, members of the US National Lawyers Guild, compare and contrast procedures in this ...

Venezuela Condemns Obama Comments

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela's government on Saturday angrily rejected comments made by U.S. President Barack Obama about the South American countr...

Maduro To Be Sworn In Amid Audit Of Contested Vote

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

By Daniel Wallis and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, April 19 (Reuters) - Nicolas Maduro will be sworn in as Venezuela's president on Friday ...

U.S. Won't Recognize Venezuelan President Elect

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is refusing to recognize Venezuelan President-elect Nicolas Maduro and says a recount of this week's elect...

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...

Death Toll At 7 In Venezuela Post-Election Clashes

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Violent protests have broken out in the provincial capital of the home state of the late President Hugo Chavez. Police have...

Challenges to Democracy: A Whisper to a Roar

Deborah Stambler | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Deborah Stambler

During a blizzard in Kiev, Ukraine last month, director Ben Moses attended a screening of his film A Whisper To A Roar. As he made his way to the theater, he wondered if this wasn't a little crazy and if anyone would fight through the cold and snow to come see the film.

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.

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.