While there is no evidence of fraud, an opposition boycott and declining government support drove abstention in Venezuela’s legislative elections to record levels, says Ricardo Vaz of Venezuelanalysis.com
Laura Carlsen talks to guest host Greg Wilpert about Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s first two years in office, including his mixed record on the pandemic, corruption, social justice, and immigration.
In Venezuela, brutal sanctions and the recognition of a phony president continue to wreak havoc. Biden has not implemented any real change to US policy towards the country. Historians Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert discuss the reasons why.
This interview was originally released on April 10, 2014. Mr. Lander tells Paul Jay that in ’98 when he saw the whole of the establishment getting together to defeat Chavez, he voted for him even though he had a lot of reasons not to like him.
Temir Porras, a former advisor to Venezuelan Presidents Chavez and Maduro, argues that the opposition’s division over boycotting the upcoming parliamentary election could end up marginalizing the extreme-right opposition faction and thus lead to a normalization of politics in Venezuela. Hosted by Greg Wilpert, author of “Changing Venezuela by Taking Power, The History and Policies of the Chavez Government.”
Nearly 50 protesters have been killed by police in Peru following the removal from office of President Pedro Castillo six weeks ago. Peru analyst Francesca Emanuele says that the conflict is symptomatic of Peru’s systematic exclusion of the poor and indigenous population from its political system.