Negotiations look closer by the minute in Venezuela, and we should all be glad, for Libya tells us what happens when talks fail and chaos reigns.
Getting rid of Maduro? That’s the easy part. The real question is what you do with the hyper-criminal faction leaders just beneath him in the chavista org chart.
Enough tut-tutting the youngsters on the street taking big risks for ‘La Resistencia.’ The truth is, without their energy and commitment, we have no movement.
In a 15-minute speech from house arrest, Leopoldo López stayed studiously on message. That’s a good thing.
Today's Permanent Council session of the OAS has Venezuela on the agenda, ahead of the ANC and U.S. announced economic and individual sanctions. If you're "de paro" today, join in the fun.
It used to be people would line up for hours for price-controlled staples. But as a 48-hour General Strike launches today, panic buying crashed head first against family budget realities.
Your daily briefing for Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Translated by Javier Liendo.
A fresh batch of arrest warrants have been issued to opposition mayors in protest-heavy municipalities. Deja-vu all over again.
The practice of having the military rule alongside — or even over and above — civilians, long predates the Chávez era — and will likely outlive it, too.
Maduro's use of the most streamed song of all time for political purposes has drawn the ire of the likes of Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi. If we could only get Justin Bieber on board, the ANC would surely be cancelled.
One week away from the momentous ANC election, let me tell you why everybody’s laughing at the candidates chavismo’s offering.
The real threat to the government comes not from the opposition, but from the breakdown of "la unión cívico-militar": the basic power symmetry between civilian leftists and the military Chávez instituted in 1999.
Watching Venezuela burn from far away, people naturally feel a need to help. In this installment of our #HowToHelp series, we vouch for Avemundo/UWC Venezuela, an incredibly well-conceived initiative helping build our country’s future.
A look at the news in a alternate reality where MUD agreed to take part in next Sunday’s constituyente elections.
The long-delayed and keenly-awaited appointment of 33 new justices for the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) is upon us. Who are these people, anyway?
After the euphoria of last Sunday, we plunge into chaos and confusion – and the worst of it happens between voices on the same side.
For 24 hours yesterday, Venezuela came to a standstill during the Paro Cívico Nacional, amid repression and mass detentions. Here's a recap of the day outside the capital.
As days go by, it’s increasingly obvious that the best bet for President Maduro is to cancel the ANC… so why doesn’t he?
Beneath the “buena nota” veneer, Venezuelan society has a deep streak of self-loathing. Could the exhilarating experience we shared on Sunday help change that?
Is it me or did we skip a rather important part of this whole conversation?
I’m old enough to remember the last time we went for a Paro Cívico Nacional. It was an enormous fiasco. Here’s how to sidestep the mistakes of the past.
Igor Markov only knew one other Venezuelan who lived in Uganda. That didn't stop him from setting up a Punto Soberano in Entebbe and adding three whole votes to the Consulta Popular tally.
Millions of Venezuelans literally risk their lives to self-organize a vote right under the dictatorship’s noses. And world media poo-poo it as “only symbolic.” Erm... no.
After yesterday’s referendum, the government’s left with a horrendously weak hand. But I’ve seen enough Texas Hold’Em to know good players win with a pair of twos all the damn time.
After a day that dramatically showcased volunteers doing things better than the state, Venezuela lives something that genuinely has no precedent: its own libertarian moment.
Defying expectations of harassment and intimidation, huge crowds of Venezuelans lined up around the country and throughout the world amid virtually complete calm.
While oppo Keyboard Warriors steam, MUD's more radical parties are putting their agenda in front of the voters. If turnout is high today, the so-called moderates will find themselves badly outmaneuvered.
After 106 days of punishing protests we thought the nation's capacity for shock at the regime's brutality was exhausted. Then a video proved us wrong.
For a very long time we were stuck in a cycle of continually appealing to the same institutions we claimed to be disowning. That ends tomorrow.
Watching Venezuela burn from far away, people naturally feel a need to help. In this installment of our #HowToHelp series, we vouch for Donde Come Uno Comen Dos, an NGO doing amazing work helping the most vulnerable.
What do you do when the State pretends to pick your academic authorities? You go full rebel, son!
For better or worse, Maduro put a hard deadline on this deadlock. Who’s the clock ticking for, and who is it ticking against?
En conjunto con America's Society/Council of the Americas traemos este evento en vivo desde Miami hoy, a las 8:30 a.m.. Vea el video completo de la discusión de este panel sobre la situación de Venezuela.
A while back, I bet Raúl Stolk two Big Macs that there’s isn’t going to be an election for the Constituent Assembly on July 30th, like the government keeps saying. I still think I’m going to win that one.
Decision 156 – the Supreme Tribunal blunder that launched the protest movement in March – is back, this time as legal cover to a shady, $400 million shenanigan.
Each time the Supreme Tribunal hands down a crazy decision, people expect me – as a lawyer – to comment on it. I won’t. Not any more.
BANG!! BANG-BANG!!! I was convinced it was a coup d’état. BAAANG! – LOUD. As the fog of sleep cleared, I slowly grasped it was no such thing – my technological condition had just regressed by about three centuries.
Going by recent official statements, Venezuela plans to both privatize more of and nationalize all of its oil industry.
As Venezuela's highest profile political prisoner is shifted from solitary confinement at a military prison into House Arrest, let's not lose sight of the behind-the-scenes play: the Zapatero Track is back on, y'all.
I remember reflecting after I saw the trailer, trying to wrap my mind around what I'd just witnessed. This movie could not exist. No way. It was too ludicrous to be real.
Watching Venezuela burn from far away, people naturally feel a need to help. In this series of post, we vouch for Comparte por una Vida, an NGO doing amazing work helping the most vulnerable.
Each Venezuelan state has a separate HIV/AIDS program, and some are much better than others. Merida’s has long been the best – but even here, drugs are running short and tests are subpar.
Trancazo Tuesday was a day of mayhem in La Candelaria. This is what it felt like seen from my living room window.