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In a governing party where Intransigence is treated as a cardinal virtue, the first politico to propose negotiating with the opposition will be a kamikaze.

All of Quico's predictions about regime implosion are coming the Vinotinto's locker room.

The question isn't whether the government plays dirty - we know it does. The question is whether they can play dirty enough to make a difference.

6D won't set off regime collapse, like in Romania in 1989. It'll set the stage for a delicate, high stakes negotiation, like in Mexico in 1988.

AD's Secretary General for Guárico State is gunned down right in the middle of a campaign event, signalling a troubling new stage in the campaign.

Every poll published this cycle and every seat projection, in one place. Thanks, Jimmy Wales!

Review of Flor de la Mar, a gorgeous 2012 documentary short about life in Cubagua that ties together Latin America's earliest resource boom with its latest.

6D matters, but not for the reasons you think. It's not a parliamentary majority that's at stake, it's the regime's cohesion.

Two moderate earthquakes and over 100 smaller aftershocks have kept Mérida shaking this month. It has everyone here wondering, what a Gocho Big One struck?

As Diosdado Cabello meets Wall Street investors, Venny bond prices rally. What’s going on? No one is sure, but word on the Street is that the PDVSA re-profiling is basically a done deal.

The Tomb brings you inside the SEBIN torture chambers deep beneath Plaza Venezuela. Here, director Maru Morón explains how the short came into being.

It's one thing for your aunt in El Cafetal say the justice system is rigged. It's something else altogether when the most prestigious legal organizations on earth start saying the same thing.

Juan's Book Club

The 23 de Enero complex is a reflection of the many failures of modern Venezuela. Can its ills ever be cured?


We set the record straight on the people dressed in white.

An agrarian economy built on cocoa, coffee and the brutal oppression of indigenous people and African slaves.

Venezuela's National Assembly is chosen through a Mixed, Single Member Constituency/Proportional Representation System. Only some of the Single Member Constituencies have more than one member, and the Proportional Representation System is not proportional. Any questions?