Aug 8th 2004 Caracas

Recall referendum: all over Bar the shouting

15th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Accusing the national election board (CNE by its Spanish initials) of “Gigantic Fraud,” opposition leaders this morning called for the population to protest the results in the streets! After an exhausting day of long voting lines in the heat, and […]

Chavez supporter

Recall Referendum Countdown

14th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Outside my small apartment in downtown Caracas, the countdown continues to the 15th. of August, Venezuela’s, and possibly the world’s, first presidential recall referendum. The Venezuelan opposition forces are fragmented into various parties with one aim to oust Chavez. One […]

Gran Melia Hotel Caracas

Venezuela votes with its feet

8th August 2004 Tony Phillips 0

With one week until the recall referendum on August 15th, the people and the pollsters have taken to the streets of Venezuela. Today, Sunday, marches were held in cities and towns all over Venezuela. The biggest demonstrations were in the […]