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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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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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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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Chávez call for dialogue as international public relations strategy

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

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BlackBerry murders: Ongoing Venezuela violence stifles citizens and imagination (video)

As we sat down for dinner, the news played loudly on the radio in the next room. Only half listening as I poured a glass of water, my wife asked in a somewhat shocked-yet-numbed tone, “Did you hear that?!”

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New Venezuela comedy news show now online

The VENEZUELA NOW News Report with Roberto Silvers is now LIVE on YouTube! THE DAILY SHOW of Venezuela, the VENEZUELA NOW News Report is a new comedy news show on politics and democracy in Venezuela. In the show, Roberto Silvers … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA NOW News Report #1 w/ Roberto Silvers

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VENEZUELA AHORA Noticias #1 con Roberto Silvers

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