Venezuelan bond prices soar as investors see a possible change in the way the country's finances are managed if Chavez isn't reelected, writes guest blogger Miguel Octavio.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Latin America trip, a whirlwind four-nation tour that began in Venezuela on Jan. 8, is now taking him to the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. The trip is his fifth visit to the region since 2007 and has prompted alarm in some corners of the United States that Iran is using the region as a staging ground to attack US interests.However, many who study Iran’s relationship with Latin America, in particular Venezuela, say fear of an Iranian threat in the Americas is overblown, at least at this point. Here are four reasons why:
Was it a computer virus in the faked Hugo Chavez death story? Or was it market optimism about a post-Chavez Venezuela? Guest blogger Miguel Octavio says that it might have been both.
Venezuela's Supreme Court said that opposition leader Leopoldo López can't take office, even if he beats Hugo Chávez in next year's presidential race, despite an international court ruling otherwise.
Hugo Chávez and his Iranian counterpart share a history of anti-US vitriol. This visit, Ahmadinejad's first since the US sanctioned Venezuela over trade with Iran, will likely add fuel to the fire.
An Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruling on Friday cleared opposition leader Leopoldo López to run for Venezuela's presidency next year.
Our guest blogger and his colleague look into why money in a massive fund in Venezuela is unaccounted for. Their efforts also shine light on a day of Venezuelan bureaucracy.