For six months, the Venezuelan opposition staged daily protests against the Maduro regime. Then they decided to take their fight to the polls.
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After the Maduro regime won Venezuela's recent gubernatorial elections, results are contested, people are desperate and the opposition has fractured. Can the resistance survive this setback?
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
A voter displays her ink-stained finger after casting her ballot in Caracas.
Following a dramatic election loss, the government now has to deal with an overwhelmingly centrist parliament.
In it together.
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Latin America's biggest heavyweight and its worst basket case are tied together by politics and trade. But as life gets harder for both, their bonds are starting to fray.
Nicolas Maduro, a 50 year old former bus driver and successor to Hugo Chavez, has won the Venezuelan elections by an unexpectedly close margin.
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.
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…