Fait accompli (Updated)

As expected, the TSJ’s Constitutional Chamber has thrown out Henrique Capriles’s legal challenge to the 14-A presidential election. 24 hours earlier, Capriles had announced that he would not wait any longer for the TSJ and he will go straight to international justice. UPDATE: Guess what? Rejecting the case wasn’t quite enough for the TSJ, so they…

What happened this weekend

Say you’re challenged to a boxing match. As you approach the ring, you notice your opponent is not wearing any boxing gloves. He’s just bare-knuckle. And you’re gloved. The referee can see your opponent isn’t wearing any gloves. The fight judges can see that too. They don’t bat an eyelash. At this point, you have…

Workplace bullying as public policy

In the last few days, mutiple press reports indicate that some public sector workers have been fired and others have suffered harassment because of their political stance after the presidential election. Audio clips of several heads of public bodies (like the Zulia Sports Director or the Director of Bolipuertos in Puerto Cabello) have been leaked…

The election takes center stage at UNASUR (Updated)

The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) will discuss tonight the current situation in Venezuela in an extraordinary presidential summit. The meeting will be held in Lima, as Perú now holds the provisional presidency of the group. According to a report from Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, there’s no overall consensus yet between UNASUR members regarding the…