Political Players in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro: Hugo Chávez’s hand-picked successor defeated Henry Capriles in a special election held in April 2013 to determine who will finish the six-year term of the late leader, who succumbed to cancer in early March. A former bus driver and union activist, Maduro played a key role in Read Entire Entry


Basis for Government Stability Still Lacking Mass protests fueled by public anger over economic stagnation, rising unemployment, soaring utility costs, and official corruption forced the resignation of the minority center-right GERB government headed by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in February, Read Entire Entry