Tag Archives: Chavez

Military Coup in Venezuela Oct 7, 2012

What has been called an election victory for Hugo Chávez was in reality a military coup. The opposition candidate, Henrique Capriles, won the election, but the regime activated a military coup with tanks on the streets of all the major cities in Venezuela, while withdrawing the protection from the presidential palace. They then told Capriles,

Chávez stal valet

När den ordinarie tiden för röstning var ute, stod det klart för oppositionen att Capriles hade vunnit bekvämt, med ungefär 5%. Lite senare förklarade Chávez att han hade vunnit, och att hans anhängare borde ge sig ut för att fira (det var mot reglementet att han sa det). Och så kom det uppgifter om stridsvagnar

Sista opinionsundersökningen från Venezuela

Imorgon söndag hålls ödesvalet i Venezuela. Antingen vinner den sittande president Chávez, eller så vinner utmanaren Henrique Capriles. Han har bedrivit en maratonkampanj och besökt 300 orter för att komma runt det faktum att “spelplanen” lutar som en alpsluttning till den sittandes fördel; i princip är allt tillåtet för Chávez och inget för Capriles. Trots

The next military coup in Venezuela?

October 7, 2012, a presidential election will be held in Venezuela. Or will it? There is a lot that suggests that the process will be interrupted by a military coup. Hugo Chávez is dying in cancer (although he has claims to be recovering), and the politicians are preparing for what happens next. The opposition in

El Golpe de Estado de Chávez 1999

Todo el mundo reconoce que Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías intentó hacer un golpe de estado militar en Venezuela en 1992, pero no es tan bien conocido que llegó a hacer un autogolpe en 1999. Este video muestra claramente como lo hice. ¿Qué significa? Significa que la constitución venezolana de 1961 todavía sigue en vigor, y

Chávez is a Global Threat to Peace

The chavistas have claimed that it was a coup d’état in Honduras in 2009, and that the new elected president, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, is a “golpista,” a coupster. However, a recent Venezuelan diplomatic cable reveals that the democrats in Honduras were right all along in being suspicious against Lobo, whose name means Wolf. It turns

The Danger to World Peace

The other day Honduras was readmitted into OAS, after deposed president Manuel Zelaya returned to his homeland on May 28th. The only detail left to be taken care of from the crisis of 2009 is the presentation of the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, CVR. So is all well now? Hardly. Hugo Chávez,

Chávez wakes up to new world order

This Crisis Group report on Venezuela is an important one, it recommends the use of democratic methods to get rid of Chávez. However, it was written before Chávez abandoned democracy with the Cuban package. It can be argued that the situation now is different than in 2008. Also, we have the precedents of Tunisia, Egypt,

Chávez y su guerra por sobrevivir

El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, ha tomado algunas posiciones abiertas y encubiertas últimamente que puede haber sorprendido a muchos, como el apoyo a Gaddafi en Libia, y reiniciar la insurrección en Honduras. Sin embargo, pensando un poco más adelante en este juego de ajedrez, su estrategia se hace evidente. Él simplemente está tratando de

Chávez’s War of Survival

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez has taken some overt and covert positions lately that may have surprised many, such as supporting Gaddafi in Libya, and restarting the insurrection in Honduras. Yet, by thinking a few moves ahead in the game of chess his strategy becomes apparent. He is simply trying to position himself to quell a