CARACAS, Venezuela -- The people of Venezuela are fighting the impunity and the oppression of the Maduro regime, but it is not a fight we can win on our own. We ask that all countries that value freedom, democracy and human dignity stand with us.
I observe the socialist destruction of Venezuela that has ensued under the reign of Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro, it is clear that Maduro has no economic strategy.
Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.
The constitutional provision that may allow the Right to force the resignation of President Maduro is the recall referendum (Art.72). They already resorted to a recall referendum against Hugo Chavez in August 2004 the then President who won with 59%.
What Saudi Arabia needs to do, in earnest, is take steps to diversify away from oil dependence. There are ample opportunities here -- in tourism, alternative energy, education, the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship... And there's no better time than now.
After winning its first electoral victory in more than 16 years, the Venezuelan opposition is divided over whether to pursue an electoral or extra-legal path to power. Unfortunately, the U.S. government's foreign policy apparatus is also divided.
My beloved, fractious Venezuela offers a cautionary tale to the United States: You don't want your democracy to end up looking like ours. This has not only polluted the public sphere -- it also invaded the private one, soiling relations among friends, parents, wives, husbands and children.
Surprise! Venezuela, the world's most miserable country (according to my misery index) has just released an annualized inflation estimate for the quarter that ended September 2015. This is late on two counts.
Critical to the U.S.'s ability to get away with its backing of monstrous crimes is the Orwellian nature of U.S. government rhetoric about "democracy" and "human rights," and the main stream press's eagerness to parrot this rhetoric and selectively report upon human rights abuses.
Perhaps it is time for Bernie's followers, the "Sanderistas," to start pressuring their candidate to come up with a more convincing narrative on international affairs.
In 2015, news of Syria's globalized civil war and the mobilization of ISIS recruits dominated the international sections in U.S. newspapers. In contrast, Colombia's civil war, which has been winding down, has received much less attention.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- In the span of a few hours the 17-year stranglehold of an opprobrious regime on Venezuelan voters was broken, democracy could breathe again, tears were shed, flags waved and in the land of Bolívar the tide of history turned. Things will not be transformed overnight, but they will never be the same again in Venezuela or Latin America: change has come and it is here to stay.
In all the talk about the Venezuelan government's alleged "repressiveness," there has been little to no discussion of its neighbor, and close U.S. ally, Colombia, whose military admittedly killed over 5,000 of its own civilians and claimed they were guerillas in order to justify the continued massive military support from the U.S.
Latin America's decade of easy economic growth is over and citizens are getting restless. The region is on the downside of a commodities boom, with c...
Beyond ratifying the substantial, but inadequate, voluntary national commitments to lower climate emissions, which had already emerged as the first major Paris contribution to climate progress, the final Paris agreement opened three major avenues for climate advocates and solutions.
The Venezuelan political system, with all its flaws, is much more democratic than the conventional wisdom has maintained. Now, what about the future? Opposition leaders will still face the same choice they have faced for the past 16 years: Do they want to participate in the political system, or simply vanquish their enemies (the Chavistas)?