Venezuela

Imagine if Barack Obama claimed that he created Social Security.

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The Revolutions of 1989 Are Not Over

And neither is the resistance to them.

What Putin is really doing is what Mikhail Gorbachev wouldn't do.

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The End of the Latin-American Dictatorship is Nigh

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

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This is the crisis that eases the passage from hybrid regime to Cuban-style dictatorship.

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How Venezuela Turns Butter Vendors Into Currency Manipulators

The reason for those epic supermarket lines

And a butter shortage, and sugar shortage, and....

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Once again, realpolitik trumps human rights.

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This is what happens when one man has too much power.

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When he wants, President Maduro can turn every channel in the country into his mouthpiece.

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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.

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