Your best shot at understanding Venezuela in 2023. And what comes next.
In Caracas Chronicles, following a trimester of tiring work and surprising totally-unexpected news, we decided to choose ten pieces written throughout the year that explain Venezuela in 2023 and give us cues for the troublesome 2024.
Six questions to assess whether events in the Middle East can affect Venezuelan oil and politics
María Corina’s Adventures in Inhabilitación-Land
The same night Alex Saab was released, the Political-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) agreed to notify the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic so that within a period of three continuous days counted from its notification it could proceed to share information on María Corina Machado’s ban from running for office.
At Christmas, the website of the Political-Administrative Chamber revealed that the TSJ received an administrative file on the ban. It must rule on the admission of appeals and precautionary protection requested by Machado. Is Alex Saab, and apparently more, being exchanged for a lift on María Corina’s ban? We are diving into murky waters!
Negotiating with the opposition created winners and losers within Chavismo. With the government about to blow it up by prosecuting the National Commission of Primaries, will the winners save it?
Eugenio Martinez, one of the more respected Venezuelan election experts, estimates how much the electorate, in Venezuela and abroad, must expect from now to April 2024