Henrique Capriles Radonski

Babette's Feast With the Refugees at PDVSA: The Real Importance of Maduro's Victory in Venezuela

Asa Cusack | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Asa Cusack

Chávez's success is as much about how the poor feel about their place in society as it is about improvements in their material conditions.

Hugo Chavez's Electoral Win Represents a Victory for Democracy

Tony Mckenna | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

The illegitimacy of the doctored footage did not worry the mainstream Venezuelan press in the least. The broadcasting company Venevision, headed by Gustavo Cisneros (a media mogul very much in the Rupert Murdoch vein), had no qualms about running the incendiary images on a loop in the hours and days which followed the coup.

When Peace Means War

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK
Stephanie Kennedy

"The defence of democracy", "In the name of peace", "liberty" and "freedom of expression" are terms thrown about by nations, mainly those ruling the roost and tilting to the right, as easy shows of moral self-righteousness rather than expressions of any genuine sentiment or action.

Why Chavez Isn't Alone Standing for Re-election.

Stephanie Kennedy | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Politics
Stephanie Kennedy

Whether Chavez survives his cancer or not, the outcome will unreservedly impact the political scene. His triumph over his illness will bring new momentum to his followers, whereas a more solemn outcome will leave a sense of nostalgic vacancy to some or inspire unscrupulous opportunity to others.