April 13, 2014

Venezuela's Protesters Fight the Ghost of Chavez

Rosie Gray, BuzzFeed

The Associated Press

The legacy of Hugo Chavez hangs over Venezuela -- and the country’s protest leaders are having a hard time bringing his followers into their fold.

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TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela


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Chaos, Chavismo and Telenovelas
Ibsen Martinez, New York Times
As a writer in Caracas in these chaotic times, I live in two different worlds. By day I write scripts for a telenovela, or soap opera, a Mexican-Venezuelan coproduction for Telemundo. By night I write political commentary, mostly... more ››
April 6, 2014
Venezuela's Best 'Anti-Coup' Medicine
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Protesting for Privilege in Venezuela
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April 3, 2014
Which Path Will Brazil Choose?
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April 3, 2014
The Most Outrageous Lie in Maduro's Times Op-Ed
Francisco Toro, TNR
Fact-checking the entire piece would be enough to cause an aneurysm. Instead, to give a sense of the depth of historical falsification involved, let's focus on one particular line: Maduro claims that the Bolivarian revolution... more ››