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Is the Legislative Branch Controlled by the Executive?

Is the Judicial branch controlled by the Executive?

Is the National Electoral Council controlled by the Executive?

Is the new Citizens' Power (the Public Prosecutor, the Office of the Comptroller and the Peoples' Advocate) controlled by the Executive?

Are the Supreme Court Justices biased in the discharge of their Duties?

Is the Independence of the Judicial Career respected?

Do Venezuelan Courts respect Constitutional Law principles?

Is the Supreme Court at the service of the Administration?

Is the National Electoral Council (CNE) an Impartial Body?

Does the CNE Address The Interests of Civil Society or those of the Government?

Does the National Electoral Council Act In Conformity to the law?

Is voting by way of electronic machines reliable?

Does the Electoral Register (RE) contain true and precise information?

Are the media really independent?

Does the Penal Code limit freedom of expression?

Are journalists persecuted, threatened or harassed because of the way they cover the news?

Are human rights violated in Venezuela ?

Does discrimination on political grounds exist in Venezuela?

Are there political prisoners in Venezuela ? Are people persecuted for political reasons?

Are those active in the defense of democracy in Venezuela persecuted and imprisoned?

Are private life and private property respected?

Is freedom in education respected?

Have the human rights of the April 2002 victims been respected and have those responsible been indicted?

Is the Executive ruling under a military style?

Is the political parties system declining in Venezuela?

Are traditional trade-union organizations being respected?

Is the civil society allowed to exercise the functions conferred by the Constitution?

 
This is what they think about Venezuela...

Argentina

     La Nación

               El fin de la propiedad (Carlos Alberto Montaner

    

    Argenpress

           La Revolución Bolivariana ¿Pacífica o Pendeja? (Martín

           Guédez)

Colombia

     El Espectador

           No Llores por mí, Venezuela (Alma Guillermoprieto)

 

           Una conversación con Teodoro Petkoff  “Chávez es  

           autoritario y corrupto” (Alfredo Molano)

   

    Semana

                    La influencia de cuba en Venezuela va mucho más lejos

                de lo que los colombianos sospechan (Juanita León)

 

                El Hombre del año

Spain

     El Mundo

                 Chávez invierte 300 millones de dólares en su Fuerza                           Aérea (Ramy Wurgaft) 

 

                Consecuencias para América tras la victoria de Chávez

                (Marco Vicentino)

                “Pulso al Gobierno de Chávez ” (Ramy Wurgaft)

                "El petrodictador" (Gabriela De La Paz)

     

       El País

                  Hay Puntos de encuentro sobre Venezuela (Perú Egurbide)

                Vargas Llosa elogia la posición de los intelectuales

                europeos ante Cuba (Francesca Relea)

                El nuevo régimen de Venezuela I (Norman Gall)

                El nuevo régimen de Venezuela II (Norman Gall)

                El petróleo alimenta los sueños de 'revolución' de Chávez

                (Francesc Relea)

 

                Poder total para Chávez (Libardo Buitriago)

The United States

    The Washington Post

           Buying support in Latin American (Jackson Diehl)

             Hugo Chávez compra apoyo en América Latina (Jackson Diehl)

                    Latin America's curious pacemaker (Michael Shifter)

                   The "Mental Deformations" of a Comandante

                (Marcela Sánchez)

                    Contained revolution (Michael Shifter)

                    Venezuelan's pin hopes on Chávez referendum (Scott Wilson)

                    Una voz razonable para América Latina (Marcela Sánchez)

                    Venezuela's Chavez Inspires Fierce Loyalty

                (Christopher Toothaker

   

     The New York Times

           Picking a fight with Venezuela (Michael Shifter)

              Venezuela's Fake Democrat (Bernard Aronson)

             Chávez Restyles Venezuela With '21st-Century Socialism'

           (Juan Forero)

              Rifts Plague Anti-Chávez Venezuelans (Juan Forero)

              Visitors Seek a Taste of Revolution in Venezuela (Juan Forero)

     The Miami Herald

           La 'ley mordaza'' obliga a la prensa venezolana a

           autocensurarse (Steven Dudley)

 

           Hugo Chávez deserves prize for economic bumbling

           (Andrés Oppenheimer)

 

           Venezuela's institutions under President Chavez's

           control-Editorial

 

              Venezuelans cheer and protest presence of doctors from Cuba

           (Frances Robles)

 

     The Wall Street Journal

         The Tehran-Caracas Axis

 

     Economic  Freedom Advance

         'Index of Economic Freedom' Shows

     

     El Nuevo Herald

             Fuerte oposición al radicalismo chavista (Casto Ocando)

            ¿Un milagro en Venezuela? (Andrés Oppenheimer)

                  "Hugo Chávez desalmado" (Saúll Pérez Lozano)

                La maldición de la riqueza (Alejandro Gómez)

                  "Los fantasmas de Chávez" (Editorial de La Nación de

                Costa Rica)

               

                El flanco débil de Chávez (Andrés Reynaldo)

 

                Camisas Rojas Hoy (Saúl Pérez Lozano)

 

                ¡Hay esperanza para Latinoamérica! (Andrés Oppenheimer)

     

                Bufón con Agenda (Opinión)

 

          Foreign  Policy

                Hugo Boss (Javier Corrales)

 

 

          The Economist

                The expansion of South Americ's trade block is

                perverting its purpose

     

                The difficulty of standing up to Hugo Chávez in

                an  election that may well not be free or fair

   

                The expansion of South America's trade

                  block is perverting its purpose

 

                Multipolar, or just anti-American?

 

       France

     Le Figaro

           Chavez courtise l'Amérique centrale avec son pétrole

           (Frédéric Faux)

             

              L'Etat redistribue les terres aux pauvres; Depuis le début de

           l'année, et dans la perspective de la présidentielle en 2006,

           Caracas accélère la « révolution bolivarienne ».

           (Lamia OUALALOU)

 

           Comment le Venezuela saborde sa propre compagnie

           pétrolière;  ÉNERGIE PDVSA est la principale source

           de financement de la politique sociale du gouvernement

           Chavez ( Lamia OUALALOU)

Mexico

       El Economista

            Opinión -Banco Central de Venezuela, ¿advertencia para

           México?,” (Gerardo Cruz Vasconcelos)

United Kingdom

      Financial Times

              Caudillos with crude can pose a challenge (Editorial comment)

 

      BBC Mundo

              El problema con Chávez

International News Agencies

      AFP

              EEUU advierte a países vecinos de los riesgos de la "revolución

           bolivariana"

 

      EFE

             Argentina-Vargas Llosa; El escritor, preocupado con Kirchner

           y Chávez y contento con Lula