Whilst Venezuela’s economic woes began after the oil boom of the early 2000s came to an abrupt end, in a more specific sense, Venezuela’s political woes began after the 2015 National Assembly election. It was the 2015 National Assembly election that saw the country’s then unicameral legislative chamber fall into […]
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On this week’s episode of The History Boys, George Galloway and Adam Garrie talk about Venezuela’s past, present and future.
From Chile’s 9/11 to Venezuela’s Present Crisis: How Presidential Systems Fail to Produce Political Harmony
Chile in 1973 Before the date September the 11th become indelibly associated with the atrocity committed in the United States in 2001, it was largely remembered as the day in 1973 when Chilean General Augusto Pinochet led a CIA orchestrated coup against the country’s directly elected President Salvador Allende. What is […]
While US disputes with Iran tend to make headlines more frequently than those involving Venezuela, it is not Iran but Venezuela that is this year’s hot spot for US backed “regime change”. Here are the reasons why: Geography Whilst Iran is located close to prominent enemies including Saudi Arabia and […]
National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena has stated that incumbent President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuela’s Presidential election with 68% of the vote. The current numeral breakdown of votes saw Maduro winning over 5.8 million votes while his closet opponent, the neo-liberal candidate Henri Falcon received 1.8 million votes. While the US […]