Friday, November 22, 2019

Venezuelan Opposition Takes Control of National Assembly

The historic win by Venezuela’s opposition coalition in Sunday’s legislative elections in which they captured 112 seats in the 167 seat National Assembly over the ruling United Socialist Party of President Nicholas Maduro has politicians in the United States on both sides of the aisle praising the Venezuelan people for “bringing their country back from […]

Doubts Over Electoral Integrity Following Opposition Leader’s Assassination

Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Manuel Diaz, head of the Democratic Action Party, was shot and killed at a rally in Altagracia de Orituco ahead of this month’s legislative elections in which the ruling United Socialist Party is, for the first time in its nearly 16 years since coming to power, in danger of losing control […]

Guest Blogger: Liz Rebecca Alarcon “Venezuelan Opposition Leader Indicted for Conspiracy After Proof of Innocence”

On December 3rd, here in the U.S. a public servant was not indicted with proof of guilt. Also on December 3rd, in Venezuela, a public servant was indicted with proof of innocence. Oh the irony. In our common law system, an indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. This is the first step towards […]