Venezuela’s ruling Socialist Party swept the country’s December 10 municipal elections, winning 300 of 339 races for mayor, including in 39 of the country’s 40 biggest cities.
Sociologist Ociel Lopez reviews Chavismo’s recent spate of electoral wins, but argues that they could be insufficient to beat the opposition in presidential elections next year.
The government should be held accountable for the safety of all citizens, but this doesn’t necessarily excuse the opposition’s role in stoking violence.
A judge involved in the sentencing of a prominent Venezuelan politician has been killed under mysterious circumstances, authorities announced last Thursday.
A local police officer and a civilian have been arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Carlos Moreno in April.