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Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela has lost its democratic facade

Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
Nicolas Maduro, a 50 year old former bus driver and successor to Hugo Chavez, has won the Venezuelan elections by an unexpectedly close margin. EPA/Boris Vergara

Venezuela election: Maduro claims close victory, but opposition to challenge

The results of the Venezuelan presidential election to replace the late Hugo Chávez are in and were much closer than previously expected. Socialist party leader and Chávez’s anointed heir, Nicolas Maduro…
Venezuela’s oil reserves, inflation rate, and the handling of its currency are shaping up to be central issues in the lead-up to the election, which will be held on Sunday. AAP

Amid the spoils of oil, challenges await post-Chavez Venezuela

Elections in most Latin American countries are extremely polarised and emotionally charged events. They are highly contested and controversial affairs, characterised by massive political rallies, clever…

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