Chuo primaries

MUD Primaries Are Just The Beginning

Last week MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba announced that opposition primaries for the National Assembly elections will be held on May 3rd. A scant few hours earlier Ledezma had been snatched by SEBIN. The timing of Torrealba’s announcement made some opposition supporters furious: people went cuckoo denouncing how insulting it was to be talking about primaries when…

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Please Support Efecto Cocuyo

Watching Venezuela from afar can be frustrating. You feel you should do something, but you don’t know what that something might be. If, like me, you’re looking for something concrete, immediate and real you can do right now to make a difference, try this: support Efecto Cocuyo. Launched by two tough, award-winning Caracas journalists – Luz Mely Reyes and friend-of-the-blog Laura Weffer…

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Ledezma Snatched by SEBIN

Twitter just lit up with reports of a SEBIN squad forcing their way into Antonio Ledezma’s office in el Rosal. Ledezma is the metropolitan mayor of Caracas, a post invented by chavismo to sort of oversee all the municipalities that integrate the city. After losing this stewardship to the opposition they have been trying to strip it from…