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4/1/14

Hugo Pérez Hernáiz on the opposition leadership battle in Venezuela

The piece is entitled "Who Will Lead the Opposition?", the author is Hugo Pérez Hernáiz (Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela) and it's about time somebody with respected views on the country broached this subject and treated it seriously. It's unfair to show a single snippet here because the argument is built up through the piece and needs to be read as a whole, but it does do a good job in indicating the problems the opposition has in putting forward a united front and hints at the fractures behind the scene. This isn't new news of course, the whole subject of an inefficient oppostion to Maduro/PSUV has been tilled over many times before and it's accepted knowledge that the lack of a decent alternative in Venezuela is as least part of the problem.