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Hasán Rohaní, el presidente de Irán (izquierda) saluda al presidente venezolano, Nicolás Maduro

Las sanciones están llevando a Irán y Venezuela a los brazos del otro

La política estadounidense de “presión máxima” no ha destruido a la economía iraní, y Teherán ahora está compartiendo sus lecciones de resiliencia con el asediado régimen de Nicolás Maduro en Caracas.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) greets Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro before the opening ceremony in the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Venezuela, on Sept. 17, 2016.

Sanctions Are Driving Iran and Venezuela Into Each Other’s Arms

Maximum pressure has not destroyed the Iranian economy, and Tehran is now sharing its lessons in resilience with Nicolás Maduro’s beleaguered regime in Caracas.

A man holds a picture of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reading "Go away!" during a protest rally against police violence during recent rallies of opposition supporters.

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Belarus is not another Ukraine, Israeli prime minister scores important victory, and Venezuelan autocrat uses coronavirus pandemic to assert power.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Under Cover of Coronavirus, Maduro Is Consolidating Control

As the pandemic continues to stress the country’s collapsing health system, Venezuela’s president has bolstered his political ground.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting in Managua on July 22, 2019.

Iran Is Working Hard to Revive Anti-U.S. Operations in Latin America

Reactivating old alliances in America’s soft underbelly is not as easy as it seems.

President Nicolás Maduro talks during a press conference at Miraflores Government Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 12.

Is the U.S. Government Back in the Business of Regime Change?

What does a botched coup in Venezuela mean for Trump, and is Putin’s coronavirus response a failure?

A man wearing a face mask walks past a mural depicting South American independence hero Simón Bolívar in Caracas on April 17, amid the coronavirus  outbreak.

For Venezuelans, State-Enforced Self-Isolation Is Nothing New

Nicolás Maduro’s undemocratic regime has cut Venezuela off from the outside world for years, destroying the economy and depleting the health care system.

A woman wearing a mask in Iran

Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears 

They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.

Relatives of patients in Venezuela

Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat

The collapsing medical system can’t handle a coronavirus outbreak on its own. It’s time for the international community to step in.

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