The US president’s style, deviating attention away from his reforms and toward controversy, should remind any careful observer of the late Venezuelan leader
The reactions against the founding father of Bolivarianism were the logical conclusion to a process started by his hardline followers when they abandoned the Constitution in October 2016.
A careful review of the data reveals an increase in political detention and imprisonment in Venezuela—often without trial—and illustrates the justifications the government uses to silence its opponents.
The roots of Venezuela’s food insecurity stretch back more than a century. But it took the current government’s severely misguided policies to bring the country to the brink of starvation.
The debate should no longer be about how democratic or authoritarian the government of Nicolas Maduro has become. It should be how criminal it’s become—a question that opens up a whole new set of policy challenges.
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.
The failure of the Vatican brokered opposition-government dialogue and the government’s neutering of the National Assembly have weakened popular confidence in the opposition.
The United States has chosen an outsider populist president. Latin America has ample experience with such leaders. Here are four warning signs U.S. citizens, civil society and policy makers need to be on the look out for.
Venezuela’s development challenges today are no different than they were 30 years ago—diversifying the economy. Except that today, it’s going to take more to climb out of the well dug by 17 years of chavista economics.
Yes, I get the comparison in terms of their rhetorical styles. But the caricature of Chávez as just an uncouth blowhard is downright insulting to Venezuelans who now live with his toxic legacy.