Topic: Miguel Octavio
Because of generous subsidies, Venezuelans enjoy the cheapest gas in the world. So why is the state oil company giving gasoline to gas stations for free?
10/17/2011 11:08 am
Inflation in Venezuela has increased by a factor of more than 500 percent since 2003, and most producers are having a hard time selling government-regulated products at a profit.
10/04/2011 10:38 am
Guest blogger Miguel Octavio argues that by capping car prices, Venezuela is choking the domestic automotive market, despite the country's cheap gas and high demand for cars.
09/26/2011 10:33 am
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.
08/30/2011 01:30 pm
The Venezuelan leader, who is in Cuba for treatment, reflected recently on more than a decade in office.
08/08/2011 02:50 pm
Latin America Monitor Venezuelan opposition's presidential primary: a step towards greater democracy?
Guest blogger Miguel Octavio thinks Monday's presidential primary in Venezuela, held by a united opposition seeking a single candidate to beat Hugo Chávez, bodes well for democracy in the country.
07/12/2011 10:12 am
A new video has been released of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been in Cuba recovering from surgery. As speculation swirls about his well being, he faces serious political challenges at home.
06/29/2011 10:39 pm
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been recovering from an operation in Cuba, but his absence is reminiscent of Fidel Castro's illness in 2006 that eventually caused him to step down.
06/23/2011 10:46 am
After three major blackouts in three months, Venezuela says consumers will have to pay surcharges if they don't reduce their usage. Critics, like guest blogger Miguel Octavio, say that the government is placing the blame on others when it should place it on itself.
06/14/2011 10:40 am
The government blames transmission line failures, but critics such as guest blogger Miguel Octavio point to government inefficiency. Last year Venezuelans endured blackouts for months.
05/17/2011 05:30 pm