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  1. beyondbrics

    August 26, 2014

    Venezuela's latest ruse to tackle shortages: fingerprint scanners in supermarkets

    For more than 50 years, citizens of Communist Cuba have been assured access to basic foodstuffs by the libreta, or ration...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Venezuela's "Chinese Stew" may be hard to digest

    There has been an outpouring of bitter comments under the hashtag #GuisoChino – “Chinese Stew”, slang for fraud and...

  1. July 14, 2014

    Reform drive puts strain on Chávez legacy

    A red graffito of the late Hugo Chávez is sprayed on walls around the Venezuelan capital and nearby towns. Its legend is an...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Holy hand seen in Argentine president’s conversion

    Much has changed in Argentina since the uncomfortable moment a year ago when President Cristina Fernández first publicly...

  3. The World

    February 24, 2014

    Venezuela as Ukraine?

    “We could turn Venezuela into Ukraine!” a student protester shouted in Caracas this weekend. It is striking how similar the...

  4. February 14, 2014

    Venezuela attempts to quell violent protests

    Venezuela’s government has declared its determination to stop protests as the country grapples with the aftermath of the...

  5. December 9, 2013

    Venezuela poll cements ruling of Hugo Chávez successor

    Venezuelan voters on Sunday helped cement President Nicolás Maduro’s hold on power in a nationwide municipal poll...

  6. beyondbrics

    November 27, 2013

    Venezuela and Wall Street: friends at last

    Rumours have been circulating for a while that capitalist bankers may be cooking up ways of helping cash-strapped, socialist...

  7. beyondbrics

    November 3, 2013

    The week ahead: Nov 4 - 9

    The week ahead in emerging markets: China’s president Xi Jinping is thought to set out a programme of reforms for China in...

  8. October 8, 2013

    Venezuela’s Maduro seeks to rule by decree

    Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, is seeking special power to rule by decree in order to wage “economic war”, as he...

  9. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    Venezuela-Colombia: mending fences

    This appears to have been a kiss and make up week for Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro. First, he married his long time...

  10. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2013

    Maduro does Europe

    In Nicolas Maduro’s latest attempt to mimic his peripatetic predecessor, Hugo Chavez, he is touring the “Old Continent”,...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    Venezuela inflation hits nearly 30%

    Some honeymoon. Barely a month into his presidential term, and the situation facing Nicolas Maduro is decidedly unenviable....

  12. May 1, 2013

    Fight breaks out in Venezuela’s parliament

    CARACAS, April 29 – Fistfights broke out in Venezuela’s parliament on Tuesday, leaving a number of legislators bloodied and...

  13. April 26, 2013

    Henrique Capriles to fight Venezuela election result in courts

    Venezuela’s opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, will challenge the result of recent presidential elections in the courts...

  14. April 19, 2013

    Venezuela poll body agrees to audit vote

    Venezuela’s electoral authority has agreed to an audit of the presidential election vote after Sunday’s result triggered...

  15. April 17, 2013

    US backs call for Venezuela poll recount

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, on Wednesday backed the Venezuelan opposition’s call for a recount of the vote after...

  16. The World

    April 17, 2013

    Venezuela and its Mad Max reality

    Supporters of Henrique Capriles protest on April 15 (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images) “I will continue governing the...

  17. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    [video] Venezuela post-election

    Violence has erupted in Venezuela after Nicolás Maduro won the narrowest of victories in the weekend’s presidential...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    Venezuela violence: who's to blame?

    Henrique Capriles would of course have preferred to win Venezuela’s elections last Sunday. But the fact that his rival...

  19. April 16, 2013

    Opposition cancels Venezuela poll protest

    Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles cancelled plans for a demonstration outside the electoral authority in...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    April 16, 2013

    Opposition protests in Caracas

    Tomas Bravo/Reuters A boy jumps over a barricade of burning rubbish that supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2013

    Guest post: Venezuelans wake up to economic realities

    By Russ Dallen of Caracas Capital Markets Even though he was not on the ballot, Hugo Chávez loomed large in Sunday’s snap...

  22. April 15, 2013

    Chávez’s socialist dream fades fast

    Only six weeks in the grave, and Hugo Chávez’s socialist dream is fading fast. On Sunday night his hand-picked successor,...

  23. April 15, 2013

    Venezuela opposition contests poll result

    Venezuela’s opposition will contest Nicolás Maduro’s unexpectedly narrow victory in Sunday’s presidential election, plunging...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2013

    Guest post: poisoned chalice for Maduro and chavismo

    By Michael McCarthy of Johns Hopkins-SAIS So, the chavista revolution continues: interim president Nicolás Maduro has...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    April 15, 2013

    Maduro wins Venezuelan election

    Ariana Cubillos/AP Government supporters celebrate after the official results of the presidential elections were announced...

  26. The World

    April 15, 2013

    Venezuela’s election: a fading dream

    Nicolas Maduro celebrates with his wife, Cilia Flores, after being declared the winner of Venezuela's presidential election...

  27. April 15, 2013

    Venezuelan rivals rally after poll

    Both sides in Venezuela’s political stand-off will hold rival demonstrations on Tuesday after the country’s electoral...

  28. April 14, 2013

    Venezuelans vote on Chávez successor

    Venezuelans head to the polls on Sunday in the Opec country’s second presidential election in six months, pitting Hugo...

  29. beyondbrics

    April 13, 2013

    Venezuela: a Maduro victory won't disguise the economic problems

    Venezuelans may be fed up with their country’s stuttering economy, but it doesn’t look like that is going to stop Nicolás...

  30. April 12, 2013

    Acting president poised to win Venezuelan poll

    Venezuela’s acting president Nicolás Maduro was heading for a landslide win in Sunday’s election, according to polls, a...

  31. April 11, 2013

    Heir exposes hollow at heart of Chavismo

    In Venezuela, history is repeating itself in accordance with Karl Marx’s dictum: Hugo Chávez was tragedy; his would-be...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    April 11, 2013

    Campaigning in Caracas

    Ramon Espinosa/AP A man hawks framed pictures of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, as supporters of ruling party...

  33. The World

    April 11, 2013

    Venezuela: six challenges for Chávez's successor

    (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images) On April 14, Venezuelans will choose a president for the second time in less than a year....

  34. April 2, 2013

    Chávez casts shadow on Venezuela poll

    Last year, Henrique Capriles proved no match for the electoral juggernaut of Hugo Chávez, who won more than a dozen...

  35. March 21, 2013

    Venezuela cuts off US ahead of elections

    Venezuela’s government has cut off diplomatic communications with the US after accusing Washington of meddling in domestic...

  36. March 11, 2013

    Venezuela poll rivals trade accusations

    The contest to succeed Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela has got off to a bruising start, with the rivals trading bitter...

  37. March 10, 2013

    Venezuela sets April 14 as election date

    Venezuela will hold fresh presidential elections on April 14, as acting President Nicolás Maduro hopes to ride a wave of...

  38. March 6, 2013

    Venezuela oil sector limited by obligations

    With the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela has long been one of the biggest draws in the oil industry. That was...

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