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Democracy in a post-truth world: The case of Venezuela
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A lot was said this 2017 about Venezuela in the news, especially during the months from April to July where daily reports depicted the country as a rouge state facing the wrath of a dictator. Yet 6 months and three electoral processes later, not a word ...

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Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election - BBC NewsVenezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election - BBC News
Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday's mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency ...
 
For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means 'Starting From Zero,' Even at 90 - New York TimesFor Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means 'Starting From Zero,' Even at 90 - New York Times
CARACAS, Venezuela — María Abad Cruz, 90, sits on the cusp of her fourth migration, and it may be the hardest one. Within a few months, if her children's plan works out, she will move to Spain, the country of her birth, leaving behind Venezuela, the ...
 
Venezuelans create 'medical flea markets' to combat shortages ... - New York PostVenezuelans create 'medical flea markets' to combat shortages ... - New York Post
SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela – Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred “medical flea markets,” where peddlers offer everything from...
 
Trump sends diplomat known for candid views to Venezuela - Washington PostTrump sends diplomat known for candid views to Venezuela - Washington Post
CARACAS, Venezuela — The Trump administration will send to Venezuela as its top diplomatic envoy a former ambassador with a reputation for candidness and controversy at a time when relations between the countries are rapidly deteriorating. The ...
 
Venezuela socialists win Zulia state governorship - ReutersVenezuela socialists win Zulia state governorship - Reuters
CARACAS (Reuters) - The candidate for Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party, Omar Prieto, won the governorship of western Zulia state with 57 percent of the ballots in a rerun of an October vote, election authorities said on Sunday. Turnout for nationwide ...
 
Venezuela's opposition in disarray over boycott of mayoral elections - The GuardianVenezuela's opposition in disarray over boycott of mayoral elections - The Guardian
María Corina Machado, who heads Vente Venezuela, one of the parties sitting out the election, said that the Maduro government “decides who can be the candidates, who can vote, and who will win”. One high-profile figure stuck in the middle of this ...
 
Never Heard of Hoed & Shouders? It's a Top Seller in Venezuela - BloombergNever Heard of Hoed & Shouders? It's a Top Seller in Venezuela - Bloomberg
Products such as Convenrt toothpaste and Yahnsan's soap illustrate a knockoff brand bonanza in a country with massive product shortages. By. Patricia Laya. @PattyLaya More stories by Patricia Laya. December 8, 2017, 4:00 AM PST Updated on December 8 ...
 
Report: Venezuela's inflation could surpass 2000 percent this year - Miami HeraldReport: Venezuela's inflation could surpass 2000 percent this year - Miami Herald
Venezuela's inflation rate could surpass 2,000 percent by year's end — worse than war-ravaged economies like South Sudan and Libya — as the once-wealthy nation continues to be mired in a deep economic crisis. In a report issued Thursday, the ...
 
Venezuela's economy is in free fall. The government says a digital currency is the answer. - Washington PostVenezuela's economy is in free fall. The government says a digital currency is the answer. - Washington Post
It's easy to see why digital currencies might appear attractive to politically divided and economically strained nations like Venezuela. If every Venezuelan had invested his or her gross 2009 income of $11,500 into bitcoin, the investment would have ...
 
Democracy in a post-truth world: The case of Venezuela - Times of India (blog)Democracy in a post-truth world: The case of Venezuela - Times of India (blog)
A lot was said this 2017 about Venezuela in the news, especially during the months from April to July where daily reports depicted the country as a rouge state facing the wrath of a dictator. Yet 6 months and three electoral processes later, not a word ...