By Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 20th 2013
Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles has refused to acknowledge the results of the election, claiming the government committed fraud. In what follows, I will list all of the alleged evidence of fraud cited by Capriles, and explain why every single example is either demonstrably false, or extremely implausible.
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Apr 15th 2013
Why was the presidential election result so close, and why did some government supporters switch to supporting Capriles? As the opposition causes violence around the country, calling "fraud", what was it that worked with Capriles' campaign, and that didn't with Maduro's?
By Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Mar 27th 2013
Although the results of the presidential elections in a few weeks are quite predictable, we are going through a fragile, vulnerable period, with a future that is less predictable. These elections, because of their place in history- the start of the era of the Bolivarian revolution without Chavez – have some special characteristics and factors.
By Ewan Robertson and Tamara Pearson - Venezuelanalysis.com , Jan 8th 2013
Over the last few weeks the private English language media has stepped up its campaign against the Venezuelan revolution, spreading a number of lies and misconceptions around President Hugo Chavez’s health, and the swearing-in for his new term. Here, Venezuelanalysis.com debunks the top five lies currently being spread by private media.
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Dec 18th 2012
What does the 2012 regional election tell us about the current political situation in Venezuela and trends going into next year, including for the differing scenarios depending on whether Chavez will be able to assume his next presidential term?
By Tamara Pearson - VENEZUELANALYSIS.COM, Dec 12th 2012
Internal debate and criticism of the PSUV and its current state election campaign, as well as proper grassroots involvement, has been put off, and put off, because in this incredibly democratic country there is always some kind of election coming up. Yet for how long will such sacrifices be made in the name of defeating the capitalist opposition?
By Ewan Robertson - Venezuelanalysis.com, Sep 28th 2012
I’ve witnessed the self-assured superiority of Paris, the imperial arrogance of Washington, the capitalist decadence of New York’s Manhattan, parliamentary elections in Germany, and my fair share of elections in Britain. In none of them have I encountered a democratic political culture as profound as Venezuela’s.
By Jessica Pernia, Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanlaysis.com., Feb 28th 2012
In this interview Venezuelanalysis talks to one of the activists who has been involved in the formation of the GPP almost right from the start. Although the GPP, an organisation which formally unites 35,000 Venezuelan movements and collectives, is just in its initial stages, we try to get a hang of what kind of organisation it could be, and the processes and forces that have been involved in its formation.
By Juan Reardon, Maria Perez, and Edwin Chirinos Duque - Venezuelanalysis.com, Jun 30th 2011
A year and a half before Venezuela’s December 2012 presidential elections, the debate has already begun. As is often the case, both pro-Chavez and opposition forces are discussing their views amongst themselves, and not with each other. In an attempt to bring opposing Venezuelan voices together, two members of opposing political forces were asked a series of questions relating to political life, education, and the media, among other things. Here are their answers.
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 1st 2010
The recent National Assembly election represents a new opportunity for the governing socialists to learn from past errors and to move forward in their program to construct 21st century socialism. But it also represents a comeback for Venezuela's once moribund opposition.
By Gregory Wilpert – Venezuelanalysis.com, Feb 18th 2009
percentage point victory (55-45%) that President Chávez and his movement
achieved on Sunday represents a
very important victory for the effort to create socialism in Venezuela. However, Chávez and his supporters ought to recognize
that this victory comes with a certain degree of risk because it increases the
Bolivarian movement's dependency on its charismatic leader.
By Gregory Wilpert - Venezuelanalysis.com, Oct 17th 2008
The September 18, 2008 Human Rights Watch report, “A Decade Under
Chavez,” raises a few problems with regard to the protection of
political rights in Venezuela, but the few places where it is on target
are almost completely drowned in a sea of de-contextualization,
trumped-up accusations, and a clear and obvious bias in favor of the
opposition and against the government.