This week Nicolas Maduro succeeded Chavez in the Venezuela presidential elections. see the announcement on the Ministry of the exterior.
Announcements from the Tribunal Supremo and the website of the National Election Authority.
but who is he?
He has an official Facebook site with photographs and messages.
YouTube videos from the campaigns and earlier
See a profile on the BBC website
There is also a good biography of the CIDOB website (in Spanish)
The Council of the Americas- explains the issues at stake (for Americas)
Official news agency coverage.
Prensa latina- Latin American news agency
venezuela Analysis.com (Venezuelanalysis.com is an independent website produced by individuals who are dedicated to disseminating news and analysis about the current political situation in Venezuela.) also had coverage and viewpoin ts from the area.
Upside down world also has postings from activists covering the situation.
Overseas coverage of Maduro from El Pais
Wall Street Journal
Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights, a blog hosted by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has a live election blog of coverage
as did Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
finally the following organisations monitored the conduct of the election. so it might be worth checking for updates.
UNASUR - Union of South American nations.