Tag Archives: venezuela

‘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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Understanding Fujimorismo in Peru

Posted on 05. May, 2016 by .

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A look at the enduring popularity of Alberto Fujimori and how it has propelled Keiko Fujimori to Peru’s runoff for president in 2016 elections.

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What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy?

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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A look at history which implies a right-wing autocrat is more likely to restore Venezuela to a market economy than a democratically elected leader.

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The Edward Snowden Challenge

Posted on 10. Jul, 2013 by .

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Asking which is the best country to spend the rest of your days from Edward Snowden’s asylum options: Nicaragua, Bolivia, or Venezuela.

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RIP: My Hugo Chavez Rant

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by .

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My Hugo Chavez Rant, a review of Blogging the Revolution by Francisco Toro and Juan Cristobal Nagel of Caracas Chronicles.

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Monroe Doctrine: An Overview

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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SUMMARY: An overview of the Monroe Doctrine.

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