Monthly Archives: December 2010

“TV Venezuela Now” internet satire news series

Planning on making a satire internet show of Venezuela politics. YouTube. 3min weekly. @TheDailyShow style. Who wants in? “TV Venezuela Now” contact @robertosilvers Advertisements

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Chavez: Our Coup Just a Prelude to Their Coup

President Hugo Chávez writes a sometimes weekly column to the nation, entitled “The Chávez Lines.” Much like the Weekly Address by the US President, but written. This week’s text is particularly telling of how he views his political opponents, and … Continue reading

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Law approved blocking international funding of NGOs in Venezuela (El Universal)

The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) abstained from voting on the grounds that the law goes against a principle of international support in which the party has always believed. The Fatherland for All (Patria Para Todos, PPT) also abstained. Caracas … Continue reading

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Foreign funding of NGOs defending political rights outlawed in Venezuela

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, the Venezuelan National Assembly passed (in its second discussion) a new “Law on Defense of Political Sovereignty and National Self-Determination.” As a result of the law: Venezuelan NGOs that defend political rights may not receiving … Continue reading

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Links to news articles on recent Chávez power grab

Responding to a comment on a post on the “rule by decree enabling act” on the Caracas Gringo’s blog, I compiled a list of links to English language news articles on the subject from the past few days. There has … Continue reading

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Bolivarian Estocada (via Caracas Gringo)

Excellent blog post by the Caracas Gringo on the recent power grab by Hugo Chávez, denying the will of Venezuelan voters by having “rule by decree” enabling powers assigned to him by the outgoing National Assembly. Alea iacta est. Venezuelan … Continue reading

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Chavez’ Enabling Bill beyond Jan. 5th. is a Constitutional Coup (via The Devil’s Excrement)

Excellent blog on the recent “rule by decree enabling law.” Make certain to visit the original post at The Devil’s Excrement in order to read the interesting comments discussion and add your two cents. To all those that always say … Continue reading

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Chávez “rule by decree” powers to deny the will of the Venezuelan people

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is stepping over a very clear threshold should “rule by decree” powers be approved and implemented beyond the installation of the new National Assembly on January 5, 2011. Although the Constitution does not specify time limits … Continue reading

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US State Dept. “Venezuelan Declassification Collection”

A few weeks ago, during the first wave of the Wikileaks scandal, the US State Department released its own set of declassified documents on US diplomacy and relations with Venezuela. While I initially feared that these documents would be rather … Continue reading

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Venezuela politics and democracy news on Twitter

In addition to my own personal Twitter channel, I have recently implemented two new Twitter channels for those interested in following politics and democracy news in English on Twitter. 1) @VenezuelaBlogs — A collection of the best English language blogs … Continue reading

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