September 21, 2012

Why Chavez Faces Competition

Francisco Toro, Latitude

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f you want to know why, despite committed followers and a fast-growing economy, Hugo Chávez faces real competition in Venezuela’s Oct. 7 presidential election, just flick a switch. Something may or may not happen; it’s hard to predict.

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TAGGED: Venezuela, Henrique Capriles, Hugo Chavez


September 16, 2012
Why Hugo Chavez's Challenger Is So Confident
Jim Wyss, Miami Herald
Venezuela’s Oct. 7 elections are looming and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, 40, has been barnstorming the country to shore up votes. The majority of polls still have President Hugo Chávez, 58, ahead but there are also... more ››
September 20, 2012
Chavez's Plan to Steal Venezuela's Election
Heritage Foundation
On October 7, 2012, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez will stand for re-election against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles. The Venezuelan presidential election matters to the U.S.: Venezuela is a major oil supplier to... more ››
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September 13, 2012
Planning for Unrest in Venezuela
Council on Foreign Relations
In the coming months, Venezuela could experience significant political unrest and violence that lead to the further curtailment of democracy in the country. Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on October 7, 2012.... more ››
September 21, 2012
Ecuador's Correa Follows Chavez Playbook
Jaime Daremblum, PJ Media
As of this writing, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s London embassy, which is surrounded by British police waiting to arrest and extradite him to Sweden where he faces multiple charges... more ››