The "Bolivarian" left has suffered two traumatic electoral defeats in recent weeks.
The runoff elections for regional governments in France on Sunday, December 13, produced a defeat for the ultra right.
If indeed the Chavistas win on Sunday, which many people we have met so far are sure will be the case, count on the opposition to immediately start yelling "Fraud!" to whoever will listen.
Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.
The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.
If there is a lesson to be drawn from the Nov. 1 Turkish elections, it is that fear works.
It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.
Liberals campaigned on making investments in infrastructure to create jobs, raise income taxes on the richest Canadians to fund services for those at the bottom, and democratize the political system.
Bomb blasts hit a non-violent demonstration calling for a peaceful solution of the conflict between the Turkish government and Kurdish nationalist organizations.
The question of whether Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay on, and on what basis, is the subject of intense negotiations.