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Andres Velasco

Venezuelans, Like Ukrainians, Are Not Alone

Andrés Velasco | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Andrés Velasco

It would have been preposterous to tell Ukrainian demonstrators facing government storm troopers to just grin and bear it without any external solidarity or support. It is just as preposterous to tell Venezuelan demonstrators the same thing. In these circumstances, the principle of self-determination, so beloved of foreign ministries everywhere, becomes an empty slogan.

Chavez: Guiding Star or Cautionary Tale for the left?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

The reality in Venezuela does not support Chavez's supposed leftist credentials. It would be much better for the European and British left to look at more sensible Latin American leftist leaders such as Velasco or Lula, and less toward Chávez's siren calls.

For IMF Managing Director: Latin America's Opportunity

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Eric Farnsworth

The clamor from non-European nations is now for the new IMF managing director to be drawn from an emerging market nation. That's fine, so long as the person is selected for their competence.