Real Clear World: Venezuela’s Opposition Is Winning

March 13, 2012 9:57 pm0 commentsViews:

By Ramon Guillermo Aveledo

Over the past three years, I have presided over Venezuela‘s Coalition for Democratic Unity (Mesa de Unidad Democratica, or ‘MUD’ for its acronym in Spanish), a broad coalition of all the democratic parties in opposition to the current government. During this time, and accompanied by all the Venezuelan’s who – like me – are striving for a peaceful and prosperous country, we have made tremendous strides. Emerging from a complicated and disheartening defeat in the presidential elections of 2006, we began to work. We established committees, talked with the Venezuelan people and tried to raise money. Additionally, we kept explaining to the international community that most Venezuelans truly want to live in peace, democracy and prosperity under the rule of law.Read more