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...
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
A new legislative proposal quickly moving through Venezuela's National Assembly gives new force to that country's 'socialist' government's war on the private sector.
It takes a larger-than-life character to make necessary changes. If a more progressive Latin America with less inequality is Chavez's legacy, then he made a positive impact on the world.
If rumors of consternation in the Maduro camp are true, they are caught in a trap of their own design.
Though the interventionist role of the military has mostly disappeared across Latin America today, the temptation of populist politics remains. Indeed, today, the temptation is greater than ever as democracy joins with a politically active middle class.
by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Authoritarian regimes around the world are exporting their worst practices and working together to re...
Calm, peaceful, laid-back. In the movie "Being There," Chance, the lead character, embodies all of these traits. There, in Bonaire, a sense of calm, peace and easy-living exists, as well.
On the occasion of your decision to run for president as the opposition Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) candidate in the forthcoming April 14 Venezuelan presidential election, I feel I must share some personal reflections with you.
The unprecedented worldwide response to the death of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and especially in the Western Hemisphere, has brought into stark relief the "multi-polar" world that Chávez fought for.
Now these same people are counting on the quasi-religious use of Chavez's persona to overwhelm the opposition. They very well may be underestimating the popular discontent in a revolution that has lost its hero, and with it, its magic.
I admire a great deal of what Chávez and his Bolivarian Revolution accomplished in Venezuela. It's precisely because of these positive accomplishments that Chávez's record on the Middle East and North Africa is so disconcerting.