Sunday, April 23, 2017
The views of ordinary people about Venezuela's economic and political crisis
A leading Venezuelan academic, Vladimir Acosta, analyses the challenges facing the Maduro government as the Venezuelan National Assembly meets for the first time since the victory of the opposition coalition in the December 2015 national elections.
The runup to 6th December elections for the National Assembly in Venezuela has seen government and opposition crying foul ahead of what is expected to be one of the closest fought contests in recent years.
In the runup to National Assembly elections on 6 December, the Venezuelan opposition MUD coalition is making strenuous attempts to lose its 'oligarchic' connections to increase its appeal to poorer voters
December elections for Venezuela's National Assembly offer the opposition MUD coalition their best opportunity to date to challenge President Maduro and the ruling PSUV party.
Venezuela's opposition parties reject quotas for women election candidates, but the government's own record on gender lags behind most countries in the Region.
How the media use Venezuela links to attack the left, in Spain, Peru and Mexico
A new collection of interviews and testimonies is discussed by a panel of experts in London on April 21
A fascinating article by a US investigative journalist argues convincingly that Nisman was not murdered because he had irrefutable proof that Iran and the Argentina government were covering up those behind the AMIA bombing.
Former LAB editor Javier Farje visited Caracas recently and explored communities and walked the streets of the Venezuelan capital to find a people who are not prepared to give up just yet.

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