Nicolas Maduro Holds on to Power, Calls for a Peace Conference

Nicolas Maduro Holds on to Power, Calls for a Peace Conference

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds on to power while he calls for a national “peace conference”. In an effort to pacify the growing demonstrations against his government, Maduro invited opposition, business, student and church leaders to a dialogue in the presidential palace on Wednesday. The participants of the peace conference will also sign an agreement […]

Argentina, Kirchner and the Winter of Discontent

Argentina, Kirchner and the Winter of Discontent

As winter approaches in Argentina, many political observers in the Western Hemisphere believe that the country is heading down the same rocky road on which Venezuela finds itself. They have good reason. The two countries have much in common between their leaders. Both the Argentine president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and the Venezuelan president, Nicolas […]

Venezuela Poised for Political Crisis

Venezuela Poised for Political Crisis

Venezuela appears to be poised for a major political crisis, after the dramatic change of government in Ukraine earlier this week. The South American state has been flirting with dictatorship since the election of Hugo Chavez in 1998. Chavez held office until his death last year, and was immediately replaced by Nicolas Maduro, who is now […]