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January 24, 2019

Venezuela
Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

Venezuela’s descent into economic and political chaos in recent years is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.

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October 28, 2016

Venezuela
Three Factors Driving Venezuela’s Impasse

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] The increasingly dangerous crisis in Venezuela (described in the first post of this series), has been complicated by the political economy o…

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October 28, 2016

Venezuela
How Venezuela Got Into This Mess

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] By the end of 2017, the Venezuelan economy will likely be less than three-quarters of its 2013 size. Inflation is set to increase from 700 p…

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April 4, 2018

Venezuela
Volatile Venezuela: What to Do About the Crisis

Venezuela is in the midst of an unprecedented economic and political crisis. During this event, panelists discuss the effects of this turmoil on the region, current U.S. and international policy towa…

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July 17, 2012

Americas
Latin American Integration: Two Hundred Years of Efforts

Latin American integration efforts have been a continuous fixture throughout much of the last century, but in recent years there has been a flurry of new initiatives, with leaders re-emphasizing regi…

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Excerpt: Democracy in Retreat

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June 23, 2015

Venezuela
Assessing Venezuela's Economic and Strategic Position

Experts discuss recent developments in Venezuelan politics.

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April 7, 2015

Conflict Prevention
Guest Post: Stuck Between Maduro and a Hard Place

Brian Garrett-Glaser is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Venezuela is experiencing a protracted political and economic crisis that is likely to wors…

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March 30, 2015

Venezuela
Political Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is in a state of protracted crisis. Since early 2014, public frustration has been steadily rising over shortages of basic consumer goods and skyrocketing inflation, which spiked above 68 pe…

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October 10, 2012

Venezuela
Venezuela After the Vote

The victory of President Hugo Chávez raises questions about the country’s future trajectory. Expert Jennifer McCoy details the post-election political landscape.