Author Archives: Roberto Silvers

About Roberto Silvers

Roberto Silvers is a US American living, working and writing about politics, democracy and culture in Caracas, Venezuela. He has a blog and a comedy news show. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

LIVE NOW: Live Tweeting US Congress Hearing on Democracy NGOs in Egypt

Live tweeting at: http://twitter.com/robertosilvers Watch the hearing live at: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov Advertisements

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Originally posted on Caracas Chronicles:
As of 6:51 p.m., based on numerous sources, we can safely predict Henrique Capriles has won the opposition’s nomination. Congratulations to all the candidates for a great primary. On to October, united we stand. UPDATE: …

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English Interpretation of Hugo Chávez State of the Union Address

Dear Readers and Viewers, Would you like to see the Hugo Chávez annual State of the Union address (Memoria y Cuenta) in video with English language voice-over? I feel that the non Spanish-speaking international public would have a better sense of the … Continue reading

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Memoria y Cuenta 2011 = Crazy Uncle Storytime from Venezuela

Live-blogging Hugo Chávez 2011 annual address: Yes, el Señor Hugo Chávez did show us fantastically rendered charts of GDP figures and percent debt. But the overwhelming impression of watching the entire address was his penchant for internal reflexion and habits … Continue reading

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Paid Clowns as Government Propaganda in Venezuela

Send in the clowns, please. As Latin American and Caribbean leaders descend on Caracas for the CELAC summit, the VenezuelaN government is making efforts to shape visitors’ perceptions of his struggling hybrid regime. One of the efforts poignantly pointed out … Continue reading

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DemNewsVen Poll: Who will be Venezuela’s next president?

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A Dying President and Electoral Gamesmanship: Violent Thoughts in Venezuela

Chávez stands at his death door. The opposition is poised and united. State media are at the service of the Chávez 2012 campaign. I see promise for Venezuela. Perhaps not because of the successes of the revolution. Perhaps not due … Continue reading

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Henrique Capriles: The ‘Least Worst’ Candidate

I do not believe Capriles to be a horrible candidate. I just don’t think he’s the best the opposition has to offer. After devoting several hours to seeking out radicalism in some ranks of Primero Justicia, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Prayer Service for Hugo Chávez at Riverside in NYC

Yes, it’s true. A An Ecumenical Prayer Service was held for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez tonight at the austere and outspoken Riverside Church in New York City, the heart of the Evil Empire. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro … Continue reading

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Carta pública de Diego Arria al Presidente Hugo Chávez sobre la violencia y la política en Venezuela

I don’t normally repost other people’s content on this blog, but this letter from Diego Arria seemed too poignant and to-the-point not to share. Share it with your policymaker friends. Hopefully Chávez read it too. Carta pública de Diego Arria … Continue reading

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