February 8, 2014

It's About to Get Worse in Venezuela

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The Associated Press

When I interviewed the head of the International Monetary Fund’s Western Hemisphere division last week, he didn’t mince words about the possibility of Venezuela descending into even greater economic chaos.

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TAGGED: Global Economy, Venezuela


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