President Trump’s statement that he is not ruling out a “military option” in Venezuela shifted the conversation in Latin America away from the Venezuelan dictatorship’s break with democratic rule. Peru’s president, the region’s most vocal critic of the Venezuelan regime, said talk of a U.S. invasion is a bad idea.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri did better than expected in the Aug. 13 primary elections, and now says in an interview that he may negotiate a “national accord” with moderate opposition governors to carry out a 20-year economic plan. That would be Argentina’s best bet in a long time to break with its populist past and restore investors’ confidence.
In an interview at the presidential palace, President Mauricio Macri said Argentina’s history of free spending governments and debt defaults is past. But what I saw on my way to the interview was a reminder that populism is still very much alive here.
I saw former Vice President Al Gore’s new documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel” — where he warns about the threat of rising seas in Miami — in a Miami Beach theater. When I walked out, the streets were flooded.
Most media organizations refer to Venezuelan ruler Nicolas Maduro — or Cuba’s Raul Castro — as presidents. But under any dictionary’s definition, they are dictators. It’s time for us in the media to call things by their name, and to refer to them as dictators.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s decision to imprison opposition leaders Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, as well as his sham election of a Constituent Assembly to draft a Cuba-style constitution, will not help his beleaguered regime. On the contrary, it may backfire.
The Venezuelan crisis has made it clear that the Trump administration has outsourced its South America policy to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. That’s a bad idea, even if you have a positive opinion of the Florida senator.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said he visited Mexico and Colombia “to help them understand the things they might do” in Venezuela, giving the Venezuelan regime the best propaganda ammunition it could hope for. The headline in Venezuelan government media was, “U.S. plotting against Venezuela, CIA head confirms.”
If the international community wants a peaceful transition to democracy in Venezuela, it should make it clear that it will not recognize any government that comes out of President Maduro’s illegitimate July 30 Constituent Assembly. Otherwise, Venezuela will become another Cuba, or a Syria.
The Trump administration is considering imposing an oil embargo on Venezuela. But President Trump could take smarter measures that wouldn’t hurt the Venezuelan people, such as demanding that the opposition-majority National Assembly approve all future U.S. oil contracts with Venezuela.
Trump’s latest decision to posptone and possibly kill the U.S. “startup visa” program for successful foreign entrepreneurs is one of his administration’s stupidest ideas. While other countries are offering visas and financial incentives to lure foreign entrepreneurs, the United States is doing the opposite.
Despite more than recent 100 deaths, thousands of wounded and documented reports of human rights abuses by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime, the United Nations Human Rights Council has not said a word about Venezuela. Neither the U.S. nor any other democracy has proposed a resolution condemning Venezuela.
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro says he had nothing to do with the violence at the country’s National Assembly, where government-backed militias stormed the building and wounded several legislators. But Maduro’s claim is laughable: He is the chief organizer of armed militias, and the top promoter of violence in Venezuela.
Caracas’s Palacio Federal Legislativo building was evacuated after pro-government protesters stormed the building on July 5, Venezuela’s Independence Day. El Nacional reported that a group of armed government supporters brushed past security around the op
Four years after Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega gave a Chinese firm a 50-year contract to build an interoceanic canal and said the megaproject would turn the country into ‘the promised land,’ there is no canal in sight. Instead, there are fears of a potential corruption scheme.
A new world ranking of innovation shows that there is not one single Latin American country among the world’s 17 “innovation achievers,” which include several African, Southeast Asian and Eastern European emerging nations. Here’s what the region should do to overcome its innovation stagnation.
A police pilot accused by Venezuela's president of conducting a helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court on Tuesday called for a rebellion against Nicolas Maduro's "tyranny". In a video released on his Instagram page, Oscar Perez said he is part
Despite the recent failure of an Organization of American States’ meeting resolution to demand a restoration of democratic rule in Venezuela, domestic and international pressures against President Nicolás Maduro’s regime will increase. Among other things, there may be larger-than-average cuts in U.S. aid to Caribbean countries that supported Maduro.