December 10, 2013

Venezuela's Addiction to Populism

Raul Gallegos, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

The victory of Venezuela’s left in Sunday’s municipal elections suggests that voters are comfortable with their growing dependence on the government’s generosity. Opposition leaders must help Venezuelans overcome their addiction.

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TAGGED: Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela


December 8, 2013
Maduro's Pocketbook Politics
Jim Wyss & Andrew Rosati, Miami Herald
Over the last few weeks, President Nicolás Maduro has ordered retailers to slash prices and cap profits as he fights twin wars: one against the hemisphere’s highest inflation and another for the hearts of Venezuelans... more ››
December 1, 2013
Venezuela Losing Clout in the Region
Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald
You don't have to be an enlightened political scientist to forecast a continued decline of Venezuela’s political and economic influence in Latin America. more ››