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The US-Venezuela-Cuba triangle

The Obama administration announced the intention to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba the same week that Congress approved sanctions against Venezuela for human rights violations. The timing was coincidental…
A harbinger of things to come? VP Joe BIden up close and personal with Brazil’s President Rousseff Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Around the world in 2015: the big stories predicted

The New Year always provides an opportunity for both introspection and speculation. So it seems a good time to consider what the big stories are likely to be this year. Some of the five major stories I…
Hugo Chávez still looms over Venezuela. Rodrigo Abd/AP

Venezuelan unrest could be the beginning of the end for Chavismo

Venezuela has seen waves of protest against the government of Nicolas Maduro. At least 13 people are dead, a prominent opposition member, Leopoldo Lopez, is now in custody having surrendered and three…
Nicolas Maduro, a 50 year old former bus driver and successor to Hugo Chavez, has won the Venezuelan elections by an unexpectedly close margin. EPA/Boris Vergara

Venezuela election: Maduro claims close victory, but opposition to challenge

The results of the Venezuelan presidential election to replace the late Hugo Chávez are in and were much closer than previously expected. Socialist party leader and Chávez’s anointed heir, Nicolas Maduro…

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