Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) speaks with Cuban President Fidel Castro (R) on 16 April, 1999,

Venezuelan Democracy Was Strangled by Cuba

Decades of infiltration helped ruin a once-prosperous nation.

Motorcyclists ride past graffiti depicting late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and current President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 27. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s Good for Maduro Is Bad for Chavismo

The more atrocities Venezuela’s dictator commits, the less likely his regime is to survive him.

A pro-government activist holds a portrait of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, during a demonstration on Aug. 14, 2017. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out

U.S. policy toward Venezuela is changing — and so are political dynamics in Latin America.


Is This the End of Chávez’s Venezuela?

Voters in Venezuela are threatening to give Nicolás Maduro's ruling party the boot in Sunday's election — if the Chavistas let them.

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Venezuela’s Opposition Is Poised to Win Big — But Maduro Isn’t Done Yet

Venezuelans are fed up with their chavista government. But taking down Maduro will take more than a win at the polls this Sunday.

Former US NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) speaks to members of the media as he makes his way through Beijing's international airport on December 19, 2013.  Rodman is on a visit to North Korea from December 19 to 23.    AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO        (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

Curt Schilling and 9 Other Professional Athletes Who Felt the Need to Comment on Politics

Former MLB star Curt Schilling posted controversial tweets about Muslims Tuesday. But he's not the only professional sports star who's dabbled in provocative topics.

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For Venezuela, Election Monitoring With a Wink and a Nod

Elections are coming in Venezuela — and President Maduro wants a friendly team from UNASUR to be the only observers.

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Venezuela Sets a Date for Change

A desperate hunger strike by Venezuela's best-known political prisoner has pressured the government to call elections.

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An Oil Strike in No Man’s Land

A new oil field near Venezuela could be the miracle Maduro was waiting for. There's just one problem — it's in territory claimed by Guyana.


The Curse of Chávez’s Ghost

Nicolás Maduro’s Venezuela is falling apart. Can anything save its oil-starved economy?

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