Reflections of a suspicious comeflor

by Gustavo Soto-Rosa I want to warn you, first off, that I’m a die hard comeflor, but at the same time I am very distrustful. What if the Coordinadora, seeing itself on the losing end, invented the story of the fraud to hang on to the 41%, plus those “they stole from us”? If the…

Reflections of a suspicious comeflor

by Gustavo Soto-Rosa I want to warn you, first off, that I’m a die hard comeflor, but at the same time I am very distrustful. What if the Coordinadora, seeing itself on the losing end, invented the story of the fraud to hang on to the 41%, plus those “they stole from us”? If the…

The political dynamics of crying fraud

Whether or not there was fraud is one question. The political dynamics of the Fraud-claim are something else altogether. Who gains from the fraud claim? 1-The Current CD Leadership: Claiming fraud shields the CD leadership from an uncomfortable debate about what they did wrong, how they managed to lose the election, and what they should…

Return to Interactivity

One week ago, I pulled the plug on the simple “comments” feature due to the turn the discussions had taken…straight into the gutter. This week, thanks to the initiative of several readers, Caracas Chronicles returns to interactivity on a far fancier, moderated forum platform: Nueva-Venezuela.org. The new software is far more powerful and flexible than…

The political dynamics of crying fraud

Whether or not there was fraud is one question. The political dynamics of the Fraud-claim are something else altogether. Who gains from the fraud claim? 1-The Current CD Leadership: Claiming fraud shields the CD leadership from an uncomfortable debate about what they did wrong, how they managed to lose the election, and what they should…