1. The election is proceeding calmly
, which is good. There is one seemingly isolated incident
so far, where eleven people in the Tachíra area were detained temporarily following the failed attempt to mess with a voting machine and the destruction of some vote receipts. Apart from that, both pro-gov’t and opposition people agree that the vote is being carried out in a free and fair way.
2. El Chigüire is still the best blog to follow (Spanish language). Check this out…just wonderful.
3. Bloomberg has a timeline post up today that shows major moments in the political life of Hugo Chávez. You can argue with the small comments if you like, I suppose, but there’s hardly anything too inflammatory there. A useful source to get a basic handle on things.