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October 6, 2023

Maduro Regime To Accept Venezuelans Returned Home: Why Now?

The Biden administration has announced that the Maduro regime will henceforth accept the return of Venezuelans deported from the United States. Will sanctions relief will soon follow?

August 27, 2023

Venezuela: U.S. Policy, U.S. Sanctions, and Humiliation by Maduro Regime

While the Biden administration says it will maintain sanctions on the Maduro regime unless there is progress toward free elections, there is progress instead toward lifting sanctions while repression…

August 4, 2023

Chevron, the Biden Administration, and the Maduro Regime

Concessions to the Maduro regime in Venezuela have permitted Chevron to produce more oil there, but have brought only more repression. 

October 16, 2023

Guatemala's Protests Go National, Plus Meddling Ex-Presidents and a Thaw in U.S.-Venezuela Relations

Guatemala’s protest movement goes national; Latin America’s meddlesome ex-presidents; U.S. border crisis and geopolitical turmoil are taking the pressure off Maduro.

Guatemalan demonstrators participate in anti-corruption protest

October 28, 2016

Bringing International Pressure To Bear on Nicolás Maduro

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*. It is the third of a series that begins with this post.] The collapse in Venezuela has many potential costs: democratic regression in Latin Am…


October 5, 2023

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Why New York Is Experiencing a Migrant Crisis

The arrival of more than one hundred thousand migrants and asylum seekers in New York City and other major U.S. cities over the past year has sparked renewed debate over U.S. immigration policy.

Migrants sleep outside the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.

February 5, 2019

Maduro’s Allies: Who Backs the Venezuelan Regime?

The staying power of Nicolas Maduro’s embattled government may hinge on three critical allies: Russia, China, and Cuba.