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Category Archives: Democracy Denied
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
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
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
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
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