At the beginning of 2016, there seemed such promise for opposition politicians in Venezuela, but little was achieved. Can 2017 be different?
This political alliance requires a lot of transparency among its members in order to be effective at political level. It is very difficult, not to say impossible, that all its decisions are taken unanimously
In one of the more headache-inducing video clips in recent memory, Fox Business Network presents us with its version of the current crisis in Venezuela - where economic mismanagement under the leadership of President Nicolas Maduro has converged with a drop in global oil prices to produce runaway inflation and a shortage of basic goods.
The opposition, with this action, has created a parallel court despite various warnings from the government
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will have to work with a powerful opposition. Disagreement over the fate of a former president may get in the way
Mauricio Macri ended his first month in office with key victories: Former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s opposition party is divided as Argentina is shifting away from Kirchner’s support for dictators and rights abusers
President Maduro continues with the National Constituent Assembly process despite accusations of fraud and international rejection
The reality of Venezuela demanded a recall referendum as the path to be followed, since a constitutional amendment was blocked by the judges of the Government making up the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Any dialogue that occurs should not be seen as an alternative to the referendum but should focus primarily on restoring the people’s right to choose their leaders
The question for businessmen and governments with a stake in the deteriorating situation in Venezuela is no longer if the regime of Nicholas Maduro will come to a premature end, but under what circumstances.