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In Venezuela, the Opposition Is on the Right Side of History

<i>A man waves the Venezuelan national flag after hearing the results of the national congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. (Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg via Getty Images</i><p>CARACAS, Venezuela -- It's October 2014 in Venezuela: sweltering heat, the sound of sirens, a noisy …

Falling oil prices wreak havoc in Venezuela

The tumbling oil price has had a catastrophic effect in Venezuela, which has the dubious privilege of having the world’s highest inflation.<p>The value of oil revenues can be seen in OPEC’s figures: they account for roughly 95 percent of export earnings, 45 percent of budget revenues and a quarter of …

Venezuela’s rampant corruption

This guest blog from Alek Boyd explores what happens when oil, offshore financial secrecy and populist politics combine to corrupt the hopes of an …

Foreign Affairs issues warning to those traveling to Venezuela

article<p>http://curacaochronicle.com/main/foreign-affairs-issues-warning-to-those-traveling-to-venezuela/<p>Curaçao …

Venezuela Socialists dispute opposition win in eight seats

<b>Members of Venezuela's Socialist party are disputing the election of eight opposition candidates in legislative elections held on 6 December.</b><p>The opposition won a two-thirds majority which enables it to challenge socialist President Nicolas Maduro.<p>On Tuesday, the Supreme Court said some losing …

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Venezuela Socialists appeal election of eight lawmakers; opposition cries foul

CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party have filed Supreme Court appeals to challenge the election of eight opposition legislators, spurring accusations the party is trying to undermine the opposition’s landslide victory this month.<p>Jesus Torrealba, secretary of Venezuelan …

Venezuelan president claims voting fraud occurred in recent elections

President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, has claimed that fraud marred the vote<p>Embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who lost control of Venezuela's National Assembly in polls earlier this month, said on Tuesday that fraud had …

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