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Venezuela Politics

U.S. Has No Standing to Counsel Venezuela About Democracy

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

The U.S. which has its own, profound democracy deficit, is working with reactionary forces in Venezuela to force it back to the bad old days when the poor and racial minorities lived under the thumb of Venezuela's rich oligarchy.

Nicolas Maduro Promises To Use "Iron Fist'

AP | JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reassigned members of his economic team Wednesday but didn't announce a painful curren...

Venezuela Arrests 100 'Bourgeois' Businessmen

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

CARACAS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that authorities had arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen...

Beauty Queens And Chaos

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 11.11.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For most Venezuelans, these are trying times. Inflation is running at a two-decade high, salaries ar...

Are Maduro's Days Numbered After the Election?

Kate Parker | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Kate Parker

Why was the margin of victory so slim and what does this tell us about Maduro's chances of hanging on to power once the memory of Chávez fades?

Tough Times In Post-Chavez Venezuela

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Doing business in post-Hugo Chavez Venezuela is not for the faint of heart. Thousands of companies suffer under currency contro...

Venezuela's Political Divisions Spill Into Streets

AP | JACK CHANG | Posted 05.11.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Under a three-story-tall banner blaring "You are all Chavez," Jose Rafael Hernandez crouched low with a can of spray paint,...

WATCH: The Show That Keeps Venezuelans Laughing

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Venezuela may well have the hemisphere’s most contentious politics, but this show keeps them laughing. The Miami Herald published a report on...

Human Rights Group Calls To Free Venezuelan Judge

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Human rights officials from the United Nations called on the government of Hugo Chavez on Thursday to free a judge who has been ...

Venezuela Feels Like A Telenovela

AP | JORGE RUEDA | Posted 02.02.2013 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A president who vanishes for weeks in a mysterious battle with cancer. Supporters who chant their allegiance in the streets. And...

Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution on the Line in Crucial Election

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

My guess is that Hugo Chávez will ultimately prevail in his nation's presidential election, but it's still anyone's guess as to what might happen. If the race is close, Venezuela could descend into political destabilization or even chaos, which is surely a worrying prospect.

Video Captures Attack On Venezuelan Candidate

Posted 11.14.2011 | Latino Voices

A video posted on YouTube this past weekend depicts a frightening attack against Venezuelan opposition candidate, Maria Corina Machado, who is running...

Venezuelan Activists Increasingly Targets Of Violence

AP | FABIOLA SANCHEZ | Posted 12.14.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Humberto Prado has seen plenty of danger. Once an inmate in some of South America's most feared lockups, he later was pardo...