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  • ¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
    BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left fieldIf there was ever a surreal start to a trip to Cuba, it was the one that coincided with the news Fidel Castro had died. That was what I woke up t…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 21, 1:00am -
  • Leaders in Moscow, Beijing and Tehran revel in US Capitol chaos
    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says western democracy is brittle and weakIn much of the world, the scenes that played out in Washington on Wednesday prompted shock, horror and anguish.But in Moscow, Beijing and other capitals where autocratic gover…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Jan 21, 9:12am -
  • The world in 2021 – how global politics will change this year
    Donald Trump’s departure will alter the face of geopolitics. The climate crisis and Covid response will affect all nations – while others face very particular challenges. Observer correspondents examine the 12 months aheadA potent mix of hope and…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 6:00am -
  • Karl Chidsey obituary
    My husband, Karl Chidsey, who has died aged 83, was a popular teacher at Brighton Polytechnic (now University) on various subjects related to psychology and business within the business school.He was a lecturer there from 1969 until taking early reti…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Jan 21, 12:41pm -
  • Alarm at Colombia plan to exclude migrants from coronavirus vaccine
    President Iván Duque says undocumented Venezuelans will be denied access in a move denounced as unethical and impracticalColombia will refuse to administer coronavirus vaccines to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees within its borders, Pres…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Dec 20, 5:30am -
  • Maduro tightens grip over Venezuela with win in boycotted congress vote
    National assembly was only institution not commanded by ruling Socialist party Nicolás Maduro tightened his grip over Venezuela on Sunday in legislative elections that some believe effectively marked the end of Juan Guaidó’s US-backed campaign to…
    - 42 days ago, 7 Dec 20, 3:17am -
  • 'Immense suffering': older people worldwide being failed by aid agencies – report
    ‘It’s much easier to get funding for children’ says one charity, as 11-country survey finds systematic failings ‘tantamount to neglect’Older people around the world are being “systematically failed” by aid agencies, leaving them unable…
    - 53 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 2:15am -
  • 'What a spectacle!': US adversaries revel in post-election chaos
    From Iran to Venezuela to Russia, once-chided national leaders enjoy the sight of US democracy in actionRivals and enemies of the US have come together to revel in the messiest US election in a generation, mocking the delay in vote processing and Don…
    - 73 days ago, 6 Nov 20, 9:33am -
  • Venezuela opposition figure López has secretly fled, family says
    Leopoldo López left Spanish embassy in Caracas ‘of his own free will’ and on way to MadridLeopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition figure who has sheltered at the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas for 18 months, has fled the country, h…
    - 85 days ago, 25 Oct 20, 7:14am -
  • Leopoldo López flees Venezuela vowing to continue fighting Maduro regime
    Opposition figure had sheltered in Spanish ambassador’s residence since a failed uprising against Nicolás Maduro in 2019The prominent opposition activist Leopoldo López has abandoned the Spanish ambassador’s residence in Caracas and left Venezu…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Oct 20, 11:41pm -

Venezuela News and Views

  • Same old, same old for chavismo?
     So, chavo/madurismo has all in its hands (1). No Venezuelan government in history had so many levers of power in its hands. All the formal state institutions are now controlled by the regime except a handful of state houses and town halls. But thos…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Jan 21, 9:27am -
  • The NO posts
    I was planning to write more negative entries to detail the consequences of the dreadful process that culminated on the December 6 vote. But it would require a few more and I want to move on some more interesting and pressing matters.These entries di…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 21, 9:00am -
  • No way ahead
     On January 5 the opposition loses its last legal toe. The constitutional mandate of 5 years for the National Assembly elected in 2015 expires and as of that day all the opposition representatives will lose their seat and immunity. Not that it makes…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 21, 9:12am -
  • A new year
    Wishing readers the best possible year 2021. It is going tough this time around.  And if you are in Venezuela just making it through the year will be quite the achievement. Not that it will be much easier for those of us forced to leave the country…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 2:30pm -
  • Defeated, and so far away from Ithaka
    These last few months have been hard on the soul. You may have noticed if you were a regular reader: writing was scarce.  Perhaps it was my subconscious dealing with the reality of exile.  I had written that discussing Venezuela from afar was somew…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 2:26pm -
  • The 2020 Xmas post
     It is late, like everything in this year.But I hope that in spite of all those reading this will have the best possible Xmas they could have.Here in exile a Tweet posted a few weeks ago will have to do.Despues de 3 años de duelos, enfermedad y exi…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Dec 20, 2:02pm -
  • No negotiation, never
     So Maduro/regime/Cuba have everything: total control of the executive, legislative and judiciary; decisive support of the army; they count the votes; no private sector able to finance an opposition; decided support of all sorts of tyrants/strong me…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 20, 12:56pm -
  • No results, just data

    No results, just data

     The opposition held this week its parallel election called "consulta popular". Whatever its result their weigh will be limited because the regime has embarked in a new course which includes not only  elimination of a real opposition but even of no…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Dec 20, 12:50pm -
  • Not a victory
    The first "results" have fallen but I did not follow. It was nice to spend an evening without worrying about elections results, for a change.  Instead we did the Christmas tree at home, with a live tree to be planted in the yard in January. After 3…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Dec 20, 1:08pm -
  • The 2020 election post: the vote funeral
    For those still aware of the existence of this blog you may remember that I had a post or posts about Venezuelan elections since 2003. Sometimes with quite a good prediction success.  This time I can guarantee you that tomorrow the Maduro regime wil…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Dec 20, 1:37pm -
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