The Venezuelan Government Uses This Trick to Control Media Coverage
February 24, 2014
When he wants, President Maduro can turn every channel in the country into his mouthpiece.
CARACAS, Venezuela — The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez always had superb political timing. His initial election in 1998 coincided with the lowest oil prices in decades, and he rode a steady rise in prices to a nearly impregnable, petrodollar-
Venezuela's Woes Will Outlive Chavez
December 12, 2012
If Chavez can no longer rule, who will take his place?
Six More Years of Disappointment for Venezuelan Expats
October 08, 2012
VANCOUVER—The line was 30 deep before 6 a.m. at the Venezuelan consulate in downtown Vancouver, the only location in western Canada for ex-pats to vote in their presidential election Sunday. By noon more than 600 Venezuelans had stood in the short hallway, marked the labyrinthine bingo-card-like ballot and dipped a pinky tip in a well of blue ink on a wooden stool.