Debating Venezuela's progress.
Debating Venezuela's progress.
The former chief economist of the Venezuelan National Assembly argues that despite Hugo Chavez's pledge to fight poverty, the Venezuelan president's economic policies have hurt the poor most of all.
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This module features teaching notes for Living with Hugo: U.S. Policy Toward Hugo Chávez's Venezuela, by author Richard Lapper, along with other resources to supplement the text. This Council Special Report proposes a new strategic framework for U.S. policy toward Venezuela.
Venezuela's next leader must confront rampant crime, economic distortions, and political divisions. This Issue Guide provides background and analysis on Sunday's election and the post-Chávez era.
Venezuela’s alleged collusion with the FARC guerrilla group fighting Colombia’s government has serious implications for regional security.
With Washington facing increasing mistrust in Latin America, experts call for bolstering U.S. policy in areas such as energy security, migration, and poverty reduction.
A sharp rise in Venezuelan cocaine trafficking undermines U.S. efforts to crack down on the narcotics trade in neighboring Colombia.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
The recent discovery of offshore energy reserves and the diminishing sway of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have been a boon for Brazil’s regional influence.
The U.S. Federal Reserve made emergency rate cuts in the face of market pressure. Other central banks appear more hesitant, citing fears of inflation.
The defeat of Venezuela’s constitutional reform referendum marks a significant setback to President Hugo Chavez’s bid to expand his socialist revolution.
As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez moves to enact sweeping constitutional reforms, signs of discontent grow—even among supporters.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez are mending ties despite their ideological differences.
In an echo of the 1960s, Venezuela, Russia, and Bolivia are among a number of countries trying to renationalize the property of multinational corporations.
In an echo of decades past, President Hugo Chavez has set a deadline for seizing oil assets of U.S. and European companies operating in Venezuela.
Since winning reelection in December, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has moved swiftly to advance his “21st Century Socialism.” As Chavez-friendly leaders take office in Ecuador and Nicaragua, will they do the same?
President Hugo Chavez sailed to easy victory in Venezuela's presidential elections, despite a strong showing by the opposition.
Hugo Chavez's recent world tour secured arms deals and an energy pact with a U.S. nemesis, Iran, but it's unclear whether the Venezuelan president's oil-fueled rise is sustainable.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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A roadmap for the United States' greatest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time--relations with its southern neighbor. More
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