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April 12, 2019
People migrate when they feel physically or economically insecure. The most egregious example of this is the socialist nightmare in Venezuela where 3.4 million have left—most... Read More
March 27, 2019
The Catatumbo, a region in Colombia’s northeastern border with Venezuela, has long been at the heart of the country’s violent conflict due its strategic location for drug trafficking and other illegal activities—and its historically... Read More
March 18, 2019
Venezuela is in shambles. On top of starvation, hyperinflation, and spreading disease, the country’s entire electrical grid failed March 7, thanks to years of deferred investment and questionable maintenance.   Prior to the blackout, surveys showed that some... Read More
February 23, 2019
Since Juan Guaido was sworn in as Venezuela’s President January 23, more than 50 countries have recognized his interim government, and only a few have denounced Guaido in favor of Nicolas Maduro. Cuba has been the most ardent Maduro... Read More
February 07, 2019
On February 2, Venezuelan citizens again took to the streets to protest Nicolas Maduro and reclaim their democracy. Although the situation is still developing, it is important to debunk some of the more popular myths circulating on ... Read More
February 01, 2019
On January 23rd, as National Assembly President Juan Guaido swore in as Interim President of Venezuela, the international community faced an important choice, one that would have serious consequences for the people of Venezuela. The United States, members of the Lima Group, the... Read More
January 28, 2019
Elections have consequences. Sometimes unintended ones. Holding elections does not mean a country is democratic; however, no country can be a democracy without them. If elections are free and fair, they can express the will of the people and determine the direction of the country. If they are... Read More
December 07, 2018
Background On Sunday, December 9, Venezuela will hold municipal elections to fill over 2400 municipal councilor seats across the country. These municipal elections follow the mayoral elections in December 2017 and... Read More
May 31, 2018
On May 20, President Nicolas Maduro won re-election in a hastily arranged snap vote dubbed a sham by a large group of Venezuela’s democratic forces. The Lima Group, a coalition of 14 regional countries advocating... Read More
September 28, 2016
In our world, change is a constant and yet it is one of the most difficult thing to which people can adapt.  This holds true in the democracy and governance sphere. For countries of all varieties, supporters of democratic progress must be able to navigate change, amid competing factions,... Read More

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