Last week, a new CNE board was appointed. To better grasp how optimistic Venezuelans should really feel, let's consider the tortuous history that brought us here
What’s really extraordinary is that we aren’t more violent and that we solve some conflicts in a rational way, when we’re in a country where the justice system is out of reach or doesn’t work
Year after year the opposition stages symbolic fights that show it hasn’t really digested the reality of the National Assembly’s complete powerlessness.
Last year, as a direct response to protests, the ANC was decreed into existence by Maduro, violating Chávez’s precious 1999 Constitution. They’re supposed to be writing a new one but there’s just too much secrecy around it.
The ANC has behaved the way we expected: as an instrument of political control. Nonetheless, will this political monster grow even more powerful against its enemies? Or against itself?
We could argue that there’s a powerful triad keeping the government in power. Decreasing population, money sent in by the diaspora and gubernamental handouts. It seems to be working, but for how long?
The higher education crisis has never been worse. Professors’ salaries don’t ever cover a lunch and protests have become the new normal. Are professors the ones truly subsidizing our education?
Diosdado Cabello is the new president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Does Maduro not know giving more power to Diosdado is dangerous, level mono-con-hojilla?
It’s easier to win if you build your new enemies from the ashes of the leaders you burned, jailed after shady legal proceedings, barred from running for office or forced into exile. It’s exactly what the dictatorship’s doctors prescribed.
The trial against Maduro by the TSJ in exile is a justice trainwreck – it’s technically not a ruling, because they are not the Supreme Tribunal. It speaks volumes about the lack of leadership and strategy within the opposition.
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