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Wed Dec 9, 2015, 02:21 AM

Dangers and opportunities in Venezuela

Dangers and opportunities in Venezuela

Juan Carlos Monedero • December 7, 2015

First obvious reflection: If Venezuela is a dictatorship, how come the opposition won?

All those who have been questioning Venezuelan democracy should apologize today (that’s a rhetorical comment; they’ll never do it. Those who think that power belongs to them because of their family and wealth believe that they have permanent carte blanche.)

President Maduro came out immediately to acknowledge the result. That’s how it should be. The opposition has invariably ignored all the election results it has lost since 1998, the year of Hugo Chávez’s first victory. Sometimes as a bloc, others splitting themselves.

The least loyal to the Constitution have always been Leopoldo López and María Corina Machado, whose attitude has not been followed by Capriles, who has always opted for the ballot box.

The PP, much influenced by the Opus Dei in its relations with Venezuela (the other influence is solely economic, such as when Felipe González gave Galerías Preciados to Gustavo Cisneros), has always been closer to the putschists. Remembrances of the origin of the Spanish right.

Venezuela has stayed above the fray: clean elections and unquestioning acknowledgment of the results. Would that Mexico or the United States did the same.


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Wed Dec 9, 2015, 01:56 PM

1. here's what they mean by "Opus Dei economics"--an end to distributism

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