BERLIN - Two elements threatened the congress of The Left Party in Dresden over the weekend: water and fire.
An audit by the Venezuelan election council found no major discrepancies in the April 14 presidential election.
Indian voters rejected the reactionary Hindu-nationalist party, known as the BJP, in a recent state election. The huge loss spells trouble for the ultra-right party in the 2014 national elections.
Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.
The facts surrounding the voting process and election outcome in Venezuela demonstrate that U.S. refusal to recognize Maduro has nothing to do with the U.S.'s alleged concerns for democracy, but rather, its complete disdain for it.
Venezuelan right-wing opposition receives substantial support from a not-often mentioned source: United States taxpayers.
His mandate runs until 2019 and he has promised to continue the socialist policies of his predecessor.
Venezuelan right wingers appear to accept Capriles will lose, but they may question the election's legitimacy and somehow have the results overturned with U.S. help.
On April 14, Venezuelans will elect a new president replacing Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on March 5.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who was favored by Chavez, is the presidential candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela.