Stories from 4 December 2005
High Abstention and Information Black-out in Venezuela Elections
Venezuelan bloggers report empty voting sites in today's elections for National Assembly Deputies. After touring Caracas, The Devil’s Excrement estimates that abstention rates would be higher in this election than it was for the City Council elections last August in which abstention rates reached 68%, a very high percentage compared...
Venezuela: A Sick System
Venezuelans are currently at the polls. Venepoetics has translated a Friday editorial by Oswaldo Barreto of TalCual, which tries to take a more all-encompassing view of the country's current political woes.
The Lebanese Bloggers on Husam and Hezbollah + Miscellaneous
Last week started with a press conference by a Syrian witness who withdrew his testimony from the Mehlis investigation. The witness, Husam Husam, announced that he was forced, coaxed and cajoled by Mehlis, The Hariri Family and others into saying what he had said, but he changed his mind because...