Topic: Hugo Chavez
Venezuela could find its often renegade diplomacy reined in if and when it joins Mercosur. But the likely big winner would be Brazil.
12/22/2011 09:50 am
American decline is the conventional wisdom, as the United States suffers from high unemployment, crushing debt, and political gridlock. Here's the bigger picture: a competitive and innovative economy, reliable allies, a superior military, and foreign autocrats on the run.
12/19/2011 10:30 am
Ayman Joumaa was indicted in Virginia this week for laundering Hezbollah money and helping smuggle drugs out of Latin America. Blogger James Bosworth argues this is not a reason to worry.
12/15/2011 02:18 pm
Was it a computer virus in the faked Hugo Chavez death story? Or was it market optimism about a post-Chavez Venezuela? Guest blogger Miguel Octavio says that it might have been both.
12/08/2011 11:14 am
Venezuela's upcoming presidential election has spurred debate over whether Chavistas need the protection of an amnesty law to maintain political stability when he leaves office.
12/06/2011 10:16 am
Hugo Chavez's apparently surprise announcement that Venezuela, Chile, and Cuba would lead CELAC left other Latin American and Caribbean nations nonplussed.
12/05/2011 10:13 am
As Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez struggles to make CELAC into an anti-US regional body, alternative group UNASUR is actually being productive, says blogger James Bosworth.
12/02/2011 01:55 pm
President Hugo Chávez oversaw the return of the first batch of Venezuela's gold from foreign banks. Was it a publicity stunt?
11/29/2011 12:03 pm
Latin America Monitor Venezuela nabs Colombian cartel leader Maximiliano Bonilla, a.k.a. 'Valenciano'
On the eve of a meeting of the Venezuelan and Colombian presidents, police seized Maximiliano Bonilla and plan to extradite him to the US, where there is a $5 million reward for his capture.
11/29/2011 09:53 am
But, says guest blogger James Bosworth, the Republican presidential candidates are all too busy being afraid of Hezbollah and Hugo Chávez, and trying to apply old doctrines to the modern era.
11/23/2011 01:04 pm