Tag: Hugo Chavez

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  • Venezuelan President Maduro orders reopening of border crossings with Colombia

    Venezuelan President Maduro orders reopening of border crossings with Colombia

    On February 22, Maduro ordered the border crossings between Venezuela and Colombia in Tachira state to be closed, a day before the Venezuelan opposition unsuccessfully tried to bring in humanitarian aid by force to relieve shortages of medical supplies.

    June 8, 2019
  • Venezuela oppn leader Guaido renews call for President Maduro to step down after Norway talks

    Venezuela oppn leader Guaido renews call for President Maduro to step down after Norway talks

    Guaido -- who is backed by the United States and is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries -- has been leading a push to oust leftist firebrand Maduro, who has presided over a crumbling economy after succeeding Chavez in 2013.

    June 1, 2019
  • Brazil may rue its choice of leader

    Brazil may rue its choice of leader

    Next Sunday’s second round of the presidential election in Brazil is more or less guaranteed to ensconce in power an extraordinarily odious figure from the far right. Brazil, by far the biggest country in South America, is the world’s fourth largest democracy. There is a serious risk that it may not much longer qualify for …

    October 25, 2018
  • Revolution that failed

    Revolution that failed

    “Revolutions are the locomotives of history”, said Marx. For Venezuela, that locomotive has now stopped moving altogether. Characterized by extreme inequality, impoverished living conditions, endemic corruption and political disenfranchisement, it has been close to a failed state for quite some time. Now with inflation about to touch a million per cent according to IMF estimates …

    September 7, 2018
  • Crippled country

    Crippled country

    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. That quote from WB Yeats’ poem, “The Second Coming” has turned out to be painfully apt in Venezuela. Its President, Nicolas Maduro, has failed his country, and the decision of protestors to hold a “national sit-in against the dictatorship” is but a symptom of the canker that has …

    May 20, 2017