Imagine if Barack Obama claimed that he created Social Security.
And neither is the resistance to them.
What Putin is really doing is what Mikhail Gorbachev wouldn't do.
Is the age of the Latin American dictator over?
A win in Venezuela could herald a dictator-free Latin America—for the first time in 200 years
This is the crisis that eases the passage from hybrid regime to Cuban-style dictatorship.
The reason for those epic supermarket lines
And a butter shortage, and sugar shortage, and....
Once again, realpolitik trumps human rights.
This is what happens when one man has too much power.
When he wants, President Maduro can turn every channel in the country into his mouthpiece.
It all started here.
CARACAS, Venezuela — The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez always had superb political timing. His initial election in 1998 coincided with the lowest oil prices in decades, and he rode a steady rise in prices to a nearly impregnable, petrodollar-fueled reign of power. Although oil prices tumbled in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, they reversed course in time for his October 2012 reelection.