Tag Archives: venezuela

Why Does Nicolas Maduro Get No Respect?

Posted on 31. Jul, 2017 by .

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An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.

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Venezuela: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or ‘Negotiated Transition’?

Posted on 08. May, 2017 by .

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A look at Venezuela’s four possible endgame scenarios: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or Negotiated Transition. Then, some politically incorrect thought experiments and my favorite articles from the latest action.

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Hugo Chavez’s Political Genius from Beyond the Grave

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017 by .

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A look at how Hugo Chavez’s Petrocaribe program has helped shield Venezuela from regional action.

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Venezuela to the Rescue in Peru

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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Venezuela sent Peru 70 tons of food to aid victims of the 2017 coastal El Niño climate event which has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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Peru’s President Embarrasses Venezuela Regime

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.

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Will Trump Go for an Easy Win in Venezuela?

Posted on 18. Feb, 2017 by .

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An analysis of what President Donald Trump may have planned for socialist dictator President Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.

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What Does West Africa Have that South America Doesn’t?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the quiet, foreign intervention imposed by neighbors of Gambia to depose a president who refused to go.

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Corruption: NOT Business as Usual in Latin America

Posted on 06. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the major shift in attitudes toward public corruption in Latin America.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Worthless Diapers

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by .

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Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.

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‘Economic War’ from Allende’s Chile to Chavista Venezuela

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 by .

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Excerpts from Isabel Allende’s novel, “The House of the Spirits,” serve as an excellent look at what inspires socialists’ alleged “economic wars.”

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The Battle for Venezuela Begins

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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Explaining how Venezuela’s political crisis is now a “warm war” with highlights from the first day.

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Ending the End of the Pink Tide

Posted on 19. Aug, 2016 by .

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My attempt to moderate the neoliberals’ glee at the “receding pink tide” in Latin America, because growing opposition to free trade is a greater obstacle.

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An Extended Profile of Peru’s PPK

Posted on 05. Jun, 2016 by .

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Quick post with a link to my article on Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) for Caracas Chronicles.

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Why Venezuela is More Like Syria than Cuba

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by .

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Explaining why I think Venezuela will see a dictator in its transition whether it be toward a market economy or further state control.

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