How Venezuela Struck It Poor
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election
Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.
The Perils of a Putsch in Venezuela
Encouraging a coup in Caracas will give Russia and China a foothold in the United States’ backyard.
In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out
U.S. policy toward Venezuela is changing — and so are political dynamics in Latin America.
Jesse Helms + Hugo Chávez = Donald Trump
Two wrongs at the United Nations sure as hell don’t make a right.
After 24 Years, I Am Leaving the Disaster Venezuela Has Become
And my heart grieves for my friends and neighbors, who are stuck there — for worse is yet to come.
A Democracy Lab Contributor Is Venezuela’s Latest Political Prisoner
Desperate to halt a recall referendum against the president, Venezuela’s government has arrested one of our authors.
Venezuela’s Season of Starvation
Amid sky-high inflation, dangerous shortages, and political unrest, Nicolás Maduro’s regime is on the verge of collapse.
In Venezuela, the Lights Are Going Out
After years of mismanagement, Venezuela's energy industry can no longer cope. Bad governance is plunging the country into darkness.
Why Venezuela Needs an Exorcism
Three years after his death, Hugo Chávez continues to haunt the country he led into ruin.
The Last Days of Nicolás Maduro
Venezuela faces a slow-moving economic disaster that could spell political doom for the embattled president.
Are Venezuelans at the Breaking Point?
They thought they were used to standing in line. But no one ever dreamed it would get like this.
Venezuela Is About to Go Bust
When the country defaults, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money. And they deserve to.
An Ominous Opening for Venezuela’s New Parliament
As Venezuela's victorious opposition enters parliament, it's clear that there's trouble ahead.
The Sad Death of the Latin American Left
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio da Silva dreamed of a new world order. Their successors watched it fall to pieces.
The Election That Broke the Spell of Chávez
Venezuela's ruling socialists pulled out all their favorite tricks. Here’s why it was no longer enough.
The Slow Death of Chavismo
The Venezuelan president inherited a vast empire of propaganda from his charismatic predecessor. Here’s how he lost it.
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.