Venezuelans voting whether to re- elect Hugo Chavez on Oct. 7 will also decide the fate of a regime that forms the linchpin of an alliance from Iran to Cuba against U.S. policies
Cynthia Arnson appeared on NTN 24’s Zoom a la Noticia on October 4 to discuss the Presidential elections in Venezuela and the impact they could have on other countries in the region. The interview is in Spanish.
Is Hugo Chavez sailing toward re-election? Or is challenger Henrique Capriles surging toward upset victory in Venezuela’s election? Your answer might depend on which of the country’s polls you’ve been following. Though major polling firms differ on where the race stands, they seem to agree that the final outcome is almost impossible to predict. We spoke with one of Venezuela’s top pollsters, Luis Vicente Leon, Director of Datanalisis, for an up to the moment analysis of the polling data and the dynamics of the race.
José Woldenberg and Genaro Arriaga talk about their report about the Venezuela elections that will be on October 7. [Spanish]
The Carter Center has acted an observer in past Venezuelan elections but will not do so this time.
Jennifer McCoy discuss the possible scenarios after the Venezuelan elections in a forum organized by the Latin American Program.
President Chavez, after 14 years in office, seeks reelection in the elections to be held in Venezuela on October 7. The authors report what conditions are like for the upcoming election. [SPANISH]
As the presidential elections approach in Venezuela, the question of what will happen, depending on the outcome of the elections, is more latent than ever. [SPANISH]
Santos has made ending the conflict a goal of his administration, and the challenge has been operating under conditions that are conducive for meaningful talks and not for a charade.
The Colombian government says it has embarked on “exploratory talks” with rebel commanders to end one of the world’s oldest armed conflicts.