Category Archives: Democracy Denied

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

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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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VENEZUELA NOW News Report #2: “Chávez Fortuna” – Venezuela censors soap opera

This second edition (January 27, 2011) features and expose on the banning of Colombian soap opera “Chepe Fortuna” on Venezuelan airwaves. The Venezuelan characterized the show as “disrespectful of Venezuelan pride.” The soap opera depicts Venezuela as a “rude, arrogant, … Continue reading

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“Hugo Chavez cracks down on dissent” Taiwanese animated news #video exposes Venezuelan president

While preparing the next episode of the Venezuela Now News Report, I came across this fantastic animation from Taiwan-New York-based animated news network NMA.tv (Next Media Animation TV). The news report gives a good update on the current state of … Continue reading

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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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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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