Tag Archives: Elections in Venezuela

March 9, 2014

Joe Biden: Venezuelan situation ‘alarming’

The Associated Press — Vice President Joe Biden called Venezuela’s situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using “armed vigilantes” against peaceful protesters and accusing it of “concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories” about the United States. Biden’s remarks, issued in writing to a Chilean newspaper in response… read more »

February 16, 2014

Venezuela’s Lopez to march on Tuesday, says ready to face arrest

Reuters — A Venezuelan opposition leader wanted by police in connection with deadly street protests said on Sunday he will march with his supporters in the capital Caracas on Tuesday, and that he is ready to face arrest if necessary. Read more:,0,437076.story#axzz2tdZ06rPT

February 14, 2014

Cuba Condemns Coup Attempt vs. Venezuelan Gov’t

Prensa Latina — Cuba strongly condemned developing coup attempts against the constitutional government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the recent violent incidents that caused deaths and dozens of injures, it was reported in this capital today. Read more:

February 13, 2014

Venezuela anti-government rally turns deadly

Al Jazeera — At least four people have been killed, including a police officer, after thousands of Venezuelans opposing President Nicolas Maduro took to the streets of Caracas following two weeks of anti-government protests across the country. Gunfire erupted in the centre of the capital when armed members of a pro-government vigilante group arrived on… read more »

December 13, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Handwringing over a handshake

At the exact time President Obama shook hands with President Raúl Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, we were in Cuba – where word of the handshake circulated fast, and the reaction among Cubans was electric, even ecstatic. The President’s domestic political opposition felt quite differently. The six seconds Barack… read more »

October 7, 2013

Caracas Connect, September-October 2013 Report: U.S. Diplomats Expelled, Power Outages, Election Discontent, Coup Talk

The summer months in Venezuela have seen strains in both the government and opposition camps, as municipal elections approach. A power-outage, which affected more than half the population, came at an especially unwelcome time for President Nicolás Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

July 18, 2013

Caracas Connect, July 2013 Report

Twelve weeks after the April 14 presidential election, the shape of government under President Nicolás Maduro has begun to take form. Although Latin American governments have recognized his victory in the election to replace the deceased President Hugo Chávez Frías, the United States continues to withhold formal recognition of the result.

April 26, 2013

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Castor’s Got Courage, But Has Kerry Got Game?

Kathy Castor, Tampa’s representative in Congress, has got courage.  Of the twenty-seven members of Florida’s delegation, only five have more Cuban Americans in their districts than she has living in hers.  None but Castor has made the effort, as she did a few weeks ago, to visit Cuba. When Ms…. read more »

April 25, 2013

Havana Times: Caracas Connect: Photo Finish and a Lingering Controversy

HAVANA TIMES — The following is an extensive analysis and on-the-scene account by the Center for Democracy in the Americas of the recent Venezuelan elections that gave Nicolas Maduro a slight victory over challenger Henrique Capriles and the lingering controversy in the aftermath. Caracas Connect: Photo Finish and a Lingering… read more »

April 23, 2013

Caracas Connect, April 2013: Venezuela’s Elections- Photo Finish and a Lingering Controversy

Since the polls closed in Caracas on Sunday evening, April 14th, bringing a polarizing campaign to an end with a surprising photo finish, events in Venezuela have been fast moving.  While Nicolás Maduro has been declared the winner, and sworn in as president, the controversy surrounding the campaign is outliving… read more »