Venezuela could end up as a completely failed state -- a Somalia in the Caribbean.
I have been saving bits of misreported statistical string about Venezuela's inflation over the past couple of months, and it has become a giant ball. ...
The U.S. and one of its principal allies, OAS (Organization of American States) Secretary General Luís Almagro, suffered an unambiguous defeat this week at the OAS, when Almagro's attempt to use the hemispheric organization against Venezuela was rejected unanimously by the hemisphere.
As someone who witnessed first-hand the brutal U.S.-sponsored Contra War against Nicaragua, I will not sit idly by as my government, with the aid of the OAS, again attempts to quash popular governments in Latin America.
From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.
There is a dire need for the international community to coalesce in condemnation of the crisis in Venezuela to ensure prosperity and democracy throughout the region.
Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels.
It looks so peaceful, and yet... (kizeme/Flickr) Ah, Venezuela. A sunny and picturesque country at the top of South America with swaths of oil reser...
His stubbornness has led a nation rich in resources to misery and his incendiary oratory is now pushing it towards a violent explosion.
In January, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told us that Venezuela's annual inflation rate would hit 720 percent by the end of the year. The IMF...
Is this true? The short answer is no. It is true that Latin America has been affected by the ups and downs of the global economy: The regional economy was basically flat in 2015, and is projected to shrink by 0.5 percent this year. But this is not the main story.
The pain and torment which affects me and tens of millions of others is occurring in the South American nation of Venezuela, one which has tightened the noose around its neck over the last two decades with bad policy after bad policy.
The Venezuelan government faces many challenges, but none so important or urgent as economic recovery.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- With his rejection of this law, President Maduro has denied any hope for peace, justice and reconciliation in Venezuela. It is clear he sees no need to respect his country's democratic institutions. As Venezuela falls deeper into its humanitarian and economic crisis, we expect Maduro to continue to disregard the autonomy of Venezuela's branches of government in order to maintain power.
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