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Venezuela Thrown into Turmoil Anew: Last Straw for Regime?

Venezuela Thrown into Turmoil Anew: Last Straw for Regime?

Venezuela witnessed an upheaval in the national legislature and the ban of the leading opposition figure from running for office, resulting in massive protests and violent clashes with police.

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Moving Towards a Peaceful Colombia

Moving Towards a Peaceful Colombia

Is this the end of a seemingly endless struggle in which hundreds of thousands perished? Is Colombia moving into a new era of acceptance and reconciliation?

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Venezuela’s Challenges Drag On

Venezuela’s Challenges Drag On

A currency shakeup, corruption probes on the oil industry, and a growing crackdown against political opponents. Venezuela’s situation demands our attention.

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Venezuela’s Struggles Continue as Government and Opposition Clash

Venezuela’s Struggles Continue as Government and Opposition Clash

The country’s supreme court blocked a recall referendum that could have removed Maduro from power. The country’s struggles continue, but there is some hope.

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The Popular Will and Colombia’s Referendum

The Popular Will and Colombia’s Referendum

A continued push against the result of the vote has created greater divisions as referendums themselves are now being seen as bad policy. But are they?

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Impeachment Should be Legitimized by an Election in Brazil

Impeachment Should be Legitimized by an Election in Brazil

Michel Temer, the current President, was not democratically elected. The lack of elections will give rise to more divisiveness in Brazil when a strong government is needed.

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Continued Challenges for Venezuela

Continued Challenges for Venezuela

Here is an update on the situation in Venezuela: from oil corruption, to government layoffs, to a border rush into Colombia.

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Venezuela Shortages: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

Venezuela Shortages: Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

Venezuelans have been suffering from many hardships in recent months, including a plummeting economy, food shortages, and electricity rationing.

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The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

The Receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador. The populist left-wing parties are rapidly losing ground in Latin America, but is it good news?

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Mauricio Macri: A Reformer in the Making

Mauricio Macri: A Reformer in the Making

Macri’s willingness to implement necessary economic reforms will allow him to reposition Argentina more competitively in the global economy.

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Challenging Brazil’s Democratic System May Make It Stronger

Challenging Brazil’s Democratic System May Make It Stronger

Rousseff’s possible success in the Senate trial will only prolong the inevitable: a loss in the next presidential elections and the implosion of the PT.

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The Collapse of Chavez’s Venezuela

The Collapse of Chavez’s Venezuela

Problems for Venezuela and its president Nicolas Maduro continue to mount as the country heads inexorably towards its collapse.

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The Debt Crisis and the U.S.-Puerto Rico Relationship

The Debt Crisis and the U.S.-Puerto Rico Relationship

Recently, this relationship has been called into question as Puerto Rico faces a looming debt crisis that could set the island’s economy back by more than a decade.

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First Tango in Buenos Aires: Mending U.S.-Argentinian Relations

First Tango in Buenos Aires: Mending U.S.-Argentinian Relations

Obama has set out to improve economic and political ties with the country since the election of Mauricio Macri, a centrist pro-market president that vowed to break from the Kirchner legacy.

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Dilma’s Impeachment: Fear and Loathing in Brasília

Dilma’s Impeachment: Fear and Loathing in Brasília

Writing on Brazil has become an exercise in futility. With the ever-accelerating tempo of political developments, predictions seem anachronistic within a week’s time.

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