Open Letter: “Mr. Zapatero, Stop Embarrassing Spain And The European Union” Asks A Spanish MEP

According to Spanish press (Periodista Digital, etc.) Beatriz Becerra, vice-chair of the European parliament’s human rights sub-committee and a member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE Group), has published an open letter against the former Spanish President, José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, of the Socialist Party (PSOE) after reading the message Zapatero sent privately to Juan Guaidó and other leaders of the Venezuelan opposition.

Is it the time up for Nicolás Maduro?

Is The Time Up For Nicolás Maduro?

Leonardo Vivas | Until January this year, Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s strongman, seemed to have overcome all the obstacles in his battle for political survival. But after a few years preaching in the wilderness, the country’s democratic forces found a new energy with Juan Guaidó.


No Sense Of Urgency To Tackle The Crisis In Venezuela

BARCLAYS | When President Maduro announced the members of his new cabinet on January 6, he seemed to signal his intention to maintain a hard-line stance; there was no suggestion of any willingness to make the adjustments to correct the large distortions and imbalances hampering Venezuela’s economy.

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The fall of the myths in Venezuela

BARCLAYS | The final count of the votes confirmed a super – majority (two – thirds of the seats) in the National Assembly for the opposition . The result exceeded the market ’s expectations of a simple majority and, in our view, proves that it has been under estimating the probabilities of a political transition.


LatAm anti populists have won a battle, but not the war

The world, mostly Latin America governments lined up with social markets economies and the US, like Mexico, Peru, Colombia or Chile, have welcomed the victories of anti populist forces in Argentina and Venezuela. In a run-off election on November 22, voters in Argentina elected centrist Mauricio Macri to succeed peronist Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, with 51.4% of the vote. In Venezuela, the opposition won a two-thirds majority of 112 seats in the 167-seat National Assembly, 67% of the seats, despite winning only 56% of the popular vote.

Alejandro Grisanti

“For Venezuela, being an oil country isn’t necessarily a curse”

Venezuelans will vote on April 14 for the second time in six months, although this time without Hugo Chávez. Very few analysts think that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles will defeat VP and ex unionist Nicolás Maduro. Among a huge political turmoil, investors keep waiting. What will happen to the oil industry? And what about multinationals? Venezuelan Alejandro Grisanti Capriles, Director of Latin America Research & Strategy at Barclays Capital answered to these questions for The Corner at New York’s Met Life landmark skyscraper.