During this past few days the Biden administration rolled out its new policy toward Venezuelan migrants
Zulia governor Manuel Rosales isn’t running in the primaries. But that doesn’t mean he’s discarding running for president in 2o24 – and blasting the rest of the opposition on the way.
The agroindustrial complex developed in this Western end of the llanos shows resilience and competitive advantages in the challenging context of the 2020s
The flamingoes from the Tocorón Prison zoo just found a new home: in the Parque del Este in Caracas.
A Marabino Trojan Horse?
Manuel Rosales has had an odd career. The opposition’s candidate in 2006, he was later politically persecuted and fled into exile in 2009. However, and without much explanation, he returned to Venezuela six years later, where he was detained and later released. Rosales would again become governor of Zulia, once the richest state in the country, in 2021.
Since then, he has become increasingly comfortable with the Chavista system. Recently, he published an almost 5-minute long video where he quickly blames the Chavista governments for the collapse of Venezuela -without a single mention of human rights- and then proceeds into a long tirade blaming other sectors of the opposition. And, although he is not running in the primary (he’s supporting Henrique Capriles), Rosales is now saying that his presidential aspirations are not dead.
Are we about to see, perhaps, a Trojan horse in the Unitary Platform?
I was afraid of watching this story about a young man navigating the protests and the repression. But I left the cinema feeling proud