There are lots of good reasons for chavismo to want to rush a presidential vote: Getting ahead of a worsening economy. Taking advantage of a listless opposition. Playing on opposition splits. Leveraging our distrust of elections.
Last week, the government forced supermarkets to sell out their stocks at huge discounts. Now those shelves are empty and you can forget about restocks.
In a wide-ranging interview, Angel Alvarado shines a light on how opposition parliamentarians think about the economic cataclysm Venezuela faces.
It's become tradition: each year he growls and drums his fingers thinking of how he’ll keep Christmas from coming to Venezuela. What does the Grinch have in store this time? Anabella Abadi wrote this post on November 6 this year, and it's prophetic. Down to the children-kidnapping bit.
Venezuelans are supposed to have a Constitutional right to information, and if our own institutions won’t make good on it, maybe our friends on 19th Street can help.
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