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Venezuela Is a Ticking Time Bomb

Over the last two decades, the now-deceased Hugo Chavez and his handpicked successor, President Nicolas Maduro, have wreaked havoc in Venezuela. Socialist economic policies and government corruption...

There's Already a Big Immigration Wall: It's Called Mexico

Mexico is intercepting and deporting undocumented immigrants before they reach the U.S.

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