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  • Is Venezuela Really Dictatorship?

    October 26, 2016 ... Titled, “ It’s official: Venezuela is a full-blown dictatorship ”, the piece claimed the country has become an “all-out, no-more-elections dictatorship”. The author, Francisco Toro, cited a recent ... standoff isn’t the same thing as a “full-blown dictatorship”. Toro himself put it best when he wrote, ...
  • Venezuela: Dictatorship or Democracy?

    May 27, 2004 ... to those who say that Venezuela under Chavez has become a dictatorship and those who say that it has become a real ... opposition says it paves the way for a “constitutional dictatorship” and the government says it deepens and ... cycle of antagonism. Supreme Court Law: Constitutional Dictatorship or Stronger Rule of Law? As if the ...
  • Venezuela: Democracy or Dictatorship?

    May 25, 2007 U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently said, “I believe there is an assault on democracy in Venezuela and I believe that there are significant human rights issues.” She did not, however, say what she meant by “democracy.” We’ve selected essential characteristics of democracy and supplied key facts about them from the Chávez era. Is Secretary Rice correct? You be the judge.
  • Venezuela Re-Declared a Dictatorship by US Media

    October 31, 2016 The U.S. media has  widely declared  Venezuela a  “dictatorship”  in recent days — actually re-declared it ... depicted Chavez as a dictator . In reality, the only dictatorship to exist in Venezuela over the past 18 years was ... a military coup deposed Chavez for two days in 2002. That dictatorship had the backing of the U.S. government and major ...
  • Daily Chronicles from the Consumerist Dictatorship in Venezuela

    January 5, 2012 ... unionist round there who wants to badmouth the “Castro-dictatorship” of this process – like the rightwing and ... soccer team] shirts. What a shame. What a shabby Stalinist dictatorship. So where is the socialism? Well in stupid ... needs to be done is huge. Nevertheless, the “Chavez dictatorship” is working hard on the creation of popular ...
  • Uribe Meets with Venezuelan Opposition to Protest “Chavista Dictatorship”

    July 17, 2012 ... elected leader, Hugo Chavez, of heading a “dictatorship” in the country. “Venezuela has become the armed camp of the Chavista dictatorship,” said Uribe, “If Cuba is a social and ... Our only campaign is that to denounce the Chavista dictatorship’s trampling of democratic values and ...
  • Elite Democracy: When Washington Reigned Supreme in Venezuela

    January 25, 2007 ... the system in the U.S., to pacify the population. Both dictatorship and elite democracy play the same role of ... democratic system. Whether through elite democracy, or dictatorship, the participation of the masses must be ... In the 20th century, Venezuela transitioned from dictatorship to elite democracy and, finally, to that other ...
  • Foreign Policy Fantasies About Venezuela

    January 2, 2006 ... cover story, “Hugo Boss: “How Chavez is refashioning dictatorship for a democratic age.” The article is much ... it, as will be seen below. The idea that Venezuela is a dictatorship is absurd, as anyone who has been there in the ... politics altogether. In its zeal to create an imaginary “dictatorship” in Venezuela , the Foreign Policy article ...
  • Chávez in Charge

    February 2, 2007 ... old bureaucracies will have to be merged. Is this road to dictatorship or the path to reasonable reform? The nature of ...
  • Why the US Demonises Venezuela's Democracy

    October 4, 2012 ... Here is what Jimmy Carter said about Venezuela's "dictatorship" a few weeks ago: "As a matter of fact, of the ...
  • Preferred Conclusions: The BBC, Syria, and Venezuela

    Afro-Venezuelan Orlando Figuera torched alive by opposition supporters
    September 19, 2017 ... articles, this one focused on claims that Venezuela is a 'dictatorship': '"The dictatorship is living its last days and Maduro knows it," ... of American States (OAS) likened the country to a dictatorship.' While recognising that the Maduro government ...
  • A Response to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on Venezuela

    June 7, 2017 ... there? How does the opposition win major elections in a dictatorship? It gets worse.  Julio Borges, as Taibbi also ... they muzzle the opposition”. That doesn’t happen in a dictatorship folks. Of course, serious criticisms can be made ... or read English that the United States is basically a dictatorship? With a media willing to cooperate, it would be ...
  • Venezuela: The Threat of a Good Example?

    January 13, 2012 ... and mass media have turned a democratic leader into a dictatorship. Does Venezuela really represent a threat to the ... head of state, painting the oil-producing country as a dictatorship. Over the past few years, as the campaign ... the Chavez administration knows that not only is there no dictatorship, but democracy is open, vibrant and ...
  • Venezuela is no tyranny

    October 19, 2009 As Latin Americans witness the return of dictatorship – with Honduras suffering political ... is becoming a tyranny. Venezuela is far from the "dictatorship which has a facade of democracy" described by ...
  • Setting the Record Straight on Venezuela and Hugo Chavez

    January 11, 2011 ... it's time to set the record straight. Venezuela is not a dictatorship and President Chavez is no dictator.  Just last ... will not affect any constitutional rights nor impose a "dictatorship" on the country, it is merely a valid, ... against Venezuela and accept the facts: Venezuela is not a dictatorship, and while many of you may not like Hugo Chavez, ...