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CUBAZUELA : CORRUPTION HAS A LANGUAGE ALL OF ITS OWN

The Economist ‏@EconAmericas 
11h 11 hours ago

Venezuelans are famously inventive with words. After 17 years of left-wing "chavismo" they have plenty of material:


























The New Faces of Venezuela’s Opposition

BY JUAN CRISTÓBAL NAGEL
NOVEMBER 23, 2015 - 5:13 PM






All polls in Venezuela are predicting a comfortable win for the multi-party coalition that’s opposing the ruling socialists in the December 6 legislative elections. The opposition has struggled to gain traction for years, so this realistic chance at victory (if President Nicolás Maduro respects the results) is a big moment.







This opportunity comes at least partly thanks to a new generation of young people who have injected new energy into the movement. 



For the first time, many of the candidates seeking to enter parliament came of age during the presidency of Hugo Chávez.

Politics for them is a mix of ideals and combativeness, and while they engage in dialogue, they sometimes see compromise as a dirty word.



One of the breakout stars of this younger cadre of candidates is Manuela Bolívar. She’s running in the central state of Miranda under the banner of Voluntad Popular, the party of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López.


A former universit…