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    Venezuela Arrests More Key Opposition Leaders on Unjustified Charges

    A recent uptick in politically motivated arrests of politicians has hit Venezuela. The Venezuelan government is targeting prominent opposition leaders throughout the country, using trumped-up, baseless charges in an effort to break the back of the democratic opposition and quell the countrywide protests. Opposition leaders in Venezuela have long been … More

    Venezuela: The Wrong President Takes Office

    There is good reason to believe that Nicolas Maduro is not the legitimate president of Venezuela. Nonetheless Maduro was sworn into office on April 19 as Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor after winning a tight presidential contest days before. In the April 14 election, Maduro claimed a narrow majority—235,000 votes out … More

    Waiting for Hugo Chavez: Theatrics and a Languishing Economy

    It has now been two months since Venezuela President Hugo Chavez departed Miraflores Palace (Venezuela’s White House) to undergo cancer surgery in Havana, Cuba. Very little is known about Chavez’s health. So far the only proof of life presented by senior officials are reported visits to the hospital where Chavez … More