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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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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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Instant runoff, approval voting, and the status quo (Caracas Chronicles)

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.

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Campaign Launch Dates and the Sluggish Opposition in Venezuela

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

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Instant Runoff Voting Essential for Opposition Primary Elections in Venezuela

(For more detailed analysis on this subject, please see my latest post entitled “Instant runoff, approval voting and the status quo” published by Caracas Chronicles.) “Instant runoff voting” (or “votación multiple”) is essential for opposition presidential primary elections currently being … Continue reading

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