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Mohamed Morsi Coup: How Badly Could Egypt's Coup Backfire? Just Look at Venezuela

The 2002 attempt to overthrow Chávez actually made him stronger. His followers were more convinced than ever of the legitimacy of his cause. This can also happen in Egypt.

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Why Won't Mexico's President Meet With Venezuela's Biggest Anti-Chavista?

The Venezuelan opposition must recognize Mexico's unique position in Latin America before criticizing President Enrique Peña Nieto’s foreign policy.
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Nicolas Maduro: The Venezuelan Opposition Plans Its Next Move Against Maduro's Illegitimate Government

In a gathering of Venezuelans in Mexico City, three opposition legislators hint at what's comming for the country.
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Nicolas Maduro: Venezuelan President Now Officially Runs His Country's Entire Media System

This marks the end of the last opposition broadcast in Venezuela, officially setting the beginning of an era where the government has a complete monopoly of information.
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Who Won the Venezuelan Election? Maduro Claims Narrow Victory, But Capriles Decry Fraud

Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez's heir, claimed a 200,000-vote presidential victory Sunday in Venezuela, but opposition leader Henrique Capriles is decrying fraud and demanding a recount.

Catholicism in the United States: Why American Catholics Don't Understand Church Tradition

The Catholic Church is not a democracy, and people claiming adherence to it must begin by humbling their wills and seek guidance in order to overcome mere opinion.

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Hugo Chavez's Successor Won't Be Elected Democratically

The Venezuelan opposition will remain ineffective now that Hugo Chávez has died, unless they change dramatically the content of its narrative.

Understanding the Catholic Church's Stance On Gay Rights

The role of the Church is to teach a way of life where sin is avoided or reduced. As such, the Church has sought to curb both straight and gay sex, but has not singled out the LGBT community.

Pope Benedict Resignation Is An Extraordinary, Humble Event In Modern Times

Benedict XVI, with Christian humility, leaves his position as a man who defended morality against the threats of our modern world, and we should thank him for that.
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Catholic Church Gay Marriage: The Church Will Never Condone It, But That Doesn't Mean It's Homophobic

The LGBT community should acknowledge the good will of the Catholic Church and accept that the religion's stance on traditional marriage is never going to change.
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Hugo Chavez Close to Death and a Coup d'etat is in Motion

On January 10 the President elect of Venezuela must assume office, but Chavismo will try to curb the Constitution and follow a completely illegal procedure in order to remain in power.

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Venezuela Hugo Chavez: His Terrible Reign May Soon Be Ending

Chavez has cancer and may not be healthy enough to be sworn in for president. Chavismo's political machine is on the verge of collapse.
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Hugo Chavez Death Watch: If the Venezuela President Dies, Who Will Replace Him?

Two men are likely successors of Chávez revolution: Vice President Nicolás Maduro, favored by Chávez, or Diosdado Cabello, the most powerful man in Venezuela after Chávez himself.
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Pena Nieto: Mexico President is Greeted by Tens of Thousands of Protesters

During Peña Nieto's swearing in as president of Mexico, a clash between protesters and the police left downtown Mexico City destroyed - a shame to the leftist radical movement.
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Mexico Election 2012: Negotiations Falling Apart Between New President and Opposition

The Agreement for Mexico is good for the country, but the Mexican left is not willing to give up its obstructionism. It could cost them future elections.
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Electoral College is Unfair, But it is Still the Best Way to Elect the President

The Electoral College is an unfair system to pick the President, but pragmatically and comparatively it is still the best way to do it.

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Obama vs Romney: Obama Fails on Religious Issues, But Trumps Romney on the Economy

I support Obama on economic issues. I think he is doing the right thing. But his secularist agenda is deeply disturbing for any Evangelical, Catholic or religious person in the U.S.
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Hugo Chavez Victory in Venezuela: Democracy Wins, But Proves the Middle Class is As Oppressed as Ever

Chávez won again, even when Capriles offered his hand to the poor. The result was democratic, and it proves a point: the Venezuelan middle class is an oppressed and disenfranchised minority.
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Venezuela Election 2012: Hugo Chavez Faces Closest Election Since 1998

Challenger Henrique Capriles has gained popular support with his Brazilian model of promoting private sector growth, while keeping Chavez's popular social programs.
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Obama vs Romney: Both Vie for the Latino Vote 2012, But Neither Offers an Immigration Reform Solution

Both Obama and Romney are fighting for the Hispanic vote, correctly assuming that without it the election can hardly be won. However, none of them offers the solution the Latino community needs.