Democracy takes many forms, some of them democracy in name only. Confusion and misappropriation complicate the public struggle for the democracy to come, but this challenge is always unending.
The Venezuelan government has just announced that it will hold a presidential election by the end of April. Despite pervasive hunger and discontent, democracy still doesn't stand a chance.
How to understand the economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has brought a South American nation to its knees.
Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party won 39 of 40 major mayoral races on Dec. 10. A victorious President Nicolás Maduro is now likely to call a snap presidential election early next year. Can he win?
President Nicolás Maduro has announced he will run for reelection, a sign that Venezuela's authoritarian regime now has an electoral strategy for beating the opposition.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
By resorting to all means necessary, Nicolás Maduro's government has clawed its way back from the brink of collapse.
China, Russia and the International Monetary Fund are among those contemplating a Venezuela bailout. But help for this debt-stricken nation seems far from assured.
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?
Most Americans don't want the United States to be the world's policeman. Do the experts agree?
The president threatened North Korea and decried the decimation of the American middle class – but didn’t have much praise for the work of the United Nations.
New US sanctions against Venezuela deliver a clear condemnation of the Maduro regime's authoritarian maneuvering but overlook two key problems: Russian meddling and the humanitarian crisis.
The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
For all its faults, Chavismo has finally put marginalised Venezuelans at the centre of national culture – and many on the right still resent it.
When the price collapsed, the world's most disastrously oil-dependent state was the biggest casualty.
As their country's politics and economy collapse, Venezuelan writers, publishers and booksellers are taking a stand.
Venezuela is long gone; say hello to Cuba-zuela.
Venezuela's opposition has called a 48-hour strike to stop the Maduro government from rewriting the nation’s constitution. But grassroots democracy may not be able to save the Bolivarian Republic.
The best news and analysis of Venezuela's dangerous descent into crisis, written by local economists and political scientists who are living it every day.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.