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A Crackdown in Caracas

Last week’s arrest of the mayor of Caracas marks a dangerous new escalation of Venezuela’s political crisis.

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Can Venezuela’s Opposition Get Its Act Together?

Venezuela is a mess. But the opposition shows little indication that it can take advantage.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, February 2, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed Eljarh explains how last week’s bloody hotel attack in Libya underlines the ...

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Is This Scandal the Proof That Venezuela Has Finally Become a Narco-State?

A Venezuelan defector is accusing the second most powerful main in the regime of running a drug cartel.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 26, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Mohamed El Dahshan reports on the bitter contradictions underlying Egypt's ...

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Venezuela’s Magic Number

Venezuela's bizarre system of currency controls makes no economic sense. Yet President Nicolás Maduro is determined to keep it.

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