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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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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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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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STOP SHOUTING! Free Political Advice for Venezuela’s Parliamentary Opposition (Caracas Chronicles)

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

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Obama Requests Funding For Venezuelan Opposition in 2012 Budget: A Response

How is it legitimate for Chavez and his lame duck, rubber stamp National Assembly to prohibit civil society from working on the protection of political rights? Banning foreign funding essentially does so as domestic funding has already been intimidated and … 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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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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