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Category Archives: Analysis
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
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
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
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
If you haven’t already, please check out my latest post on instant runoff and approval voting in the opposition presidential primary over at Caracas Chronicles.
While the United States is certainly not a good comparison for “all things politics” in Venezuela, some basic parallels should be drawn from time to time. Regardless of your ideology, it is difficult to deny that democracy works in the … Continue reading
Right Honorable Opposition Deputies of the National Assembly of Venezuela – It is time for a strategy change. I have watched you closely for three months, and last night’s display of ineffective reciprocal rudeness was the last straw. Therefore, to … Continue reading
CARACAS — Why is Chávez calling for debate now? After years of confrontation and polarization, what explains the shift? Every day, since Saturday, January 15, a multitude of editorials, opinion columns and blog posts are published, attempting to get to … Continue reading