In a little noticed vote tied to the plans to overturn the Dodd-Frank Act, the U.S. Senate voted to overturn restrictions on bribes that U.S. resource extraction companies can pay to foreign governments.
Some of the people slated to enter the administration have made a career peddling theories of Islamist threats in our hemisphere. There are genuine reasons for concern, but not for the disproven assertions many have been pitching for years.
President-elect Trump’s call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen may provide a model for what he could do for Venezuela. With all the democratic options closed in Venezuela until 2018, maybe it’s time Henry Ramos Allup picked up the phone.