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Venezuelan Opposition Leaders in Foreign Lobbying, Government Clashes with UN Commissioner

Henrique Capriles (left) and Julio Borges (archive)

Several opposition figures, including former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, are currently engaged in networking and lobbying trips in the U.S. and Europe. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has clashed with a UN human rights official over the demand to release jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

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A New Political Moment

"Don't take the bait" Venezuelan graffiti art representing the oppositional business owner's manipulation of

What is the political moment playing out in Venezuela now? What defined the recent governing socialist party (PSUV) congress? What will the opposition try next with Maduro?

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Municipal Election Results: Venezuela Winning the War Waged against It

PSUV active members meeting in the lead up to the municipal elections (Telesur/archive)

Following a hard year for us, yesterday’s positive election result came as a relief. It is a hopeful result that gives a well deserved finger to the bitter, whinging opposition, and their private media buddies. However, the political significance of the result is also more complicated than that, and it is now time to focus our energy on really consolidating this revolution.

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Capriles Video: Opposition Pitches Violence for Municipal Elections

A capture from Capriles' video message.

The opposition has released a video, in the form of a “message” from former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, which reveals their approach to the upcoming 8 December municipal elections. 

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Letting Go of April: It's Time For Capriles to End His Gap Year

An opposition protest that turned violent following the 14 April elections (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

In the immediate aftermath of the 14 April presidential elections, opposition leader Henrique Capriles appeared to be heading a serious challenge to the new Maduro government. Now, less than six months later the opposition movement has lost much of the momentum it once enjoyed.

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Venezuela's Supreme Court Rules Capriles' Appeal Against 14 April Electoral Results “Inadmissible”

The TSJ rejected the opposition's appeal, and awarded Capriles with a Bs10,700 fine (Prensa TSJ)

Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has rejected an appeal against the 14 April presidential election results from opposition leader Henrique Capriles, citing a failure to provide “sufficient proof”.

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“Overwhelming” Evidence of Plot to Assassinate Venezuela's Maduro UPDATED

Maduro at a public ceremony today (Prensa Miraflores)

Head of Venezuela's National Assembly Diosdado Cabello has stated that he will make public “hard evidence of assassination attempts” targeting himself and President Nicolas Maduro “in due course”. 

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Capriles Maintains Campaign to not Recognize Election Results

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles (AFP)

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to Venezuela yesterday after tours to Chile and Peru, where he attempted to increase support for his claim that there was fraud in the April 14 presidential elections.

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Venezuelan Opposition Aims to Win in Municipal Elections by Winning Over Maduro’s Followers

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles (Archive)

A key strategy of Venezuela’s political opposition for the upcoming Dec. 8 municipal elections will be to win over the followers of President Nicolás Maduro and late President Hugo Chávez, governor of Miranda state and opposition leader Henrique Capriles indicated in his weekly internet column yesterday.

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Opposition Governor Capriles Meets with Colombia’s Santos, Venezuelan Government Concerned

State governor of Miranda Henrique Capriles (left), met with Juan Santos yesterday (agencies)

Yesterday afternoon, Miranda state governor and former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles met with Colombian president Juan Santos in Bogota. 

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