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Venezuela: A House Divided

Latin America Briefing N°28, 16 May 2013

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Legal challenges to the close 14 April presidential election and the government’s reluctance to commit to a full review cast a shadow over the sustainability of the new administration in an already deeply polarised Venezuela.

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Venezuela: A House Divided, Latin America Briefing N°28, 16 May 2013

Legal challenges to the close 14 April presidential election and the government’s reluctance to commit to a full review cast a shadow over the sustainability of the new administration in an already deeply polarised Venezuela.

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Dangerous Uncertainty ahead of Venezuela’s Elections, Latin America Report N°42, 26 Jun 2012

Uncertainty over President Hugo Chávez’s health deepens Venezuela’s fragility ahead of presidential elections in October and sparks fears of instability. 

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Violence and Politics in Venezuela, Latin America Report N°38, 17 Aug 2011

Crime and violence seriously threaten Venezuela’s medium and long-term stability, regardless of whether or not President Hugo Chávez retains power in the 2012 election.

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Venezuela: Accelerating the Bolivarian Revolution, Latin America Briefing N°22 , 5 Nov 2009

President Hugo Chávez’s victory in the 15 February 2009 referendum, permitting indefinite re-election of all elected officials, marked an acceleration of his “Bolivarian revolution” and “socialism of the 21st century”.

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Venezuela: Political Reform or Regime Demise, Latin America Report N°27 , 23 Jul 2008

President Hugo Chávez faces mounting difficulties at home and abroad. The defeat of constitutional reforms in a December 2007 referendum, a year after re-election, was his worst setback since winning the presidency in 1998.

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Venezuela: Hugo Chávez’s Revolution, Latin America Report N°19, 22 Feb 2007

After eight years in power, President Hugo Chávez won an overwhelming re-election in December 2006.

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Venezuela: Headed toward Civil War?, Latin America Briefing N°5 , 10 May 2004

Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and wealthiest member of the Community of Andean Nations (CAN), is in deep political crisis, with high risk that its democratic institutions could collapse, and some possibility of civil war.

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Commentary

Comienza la carrera electoral en Venezuela

Silke Pfeiffer
Foreign Policy en español, 26 Jul 2012

Chávez, die Wahl und die Krankheit

Silke Pfeiffer
Die Zeit, 23 Jul 2012

Election, Chávez’s Illness put Venezuela on Edge

Silke Pfeiffer
The Miami Herald, 1 Jul 2012
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