Chávez’s Real Legacy Is Disaster
It's easy to blame Maduro, but the seeds of calamity were sown by his predecessor.
Bolton Is Building a Confrontational Latin America Strategy
The Trump administration is right to call out the region’s rogues for their destabilizing behavior.
Trump’s Fool’s Gold in Venezuela
New sanctions on exports of the natural resource will punish Ankara more than Caracas.
Jair Bolsonaro’s Model Isn’t Berlusconi. It’s Goebbels.
The far-right Brazilian leader isn’t just another conservative populist. His propaganda campaign has taken a page straight from the Nazi playbook.
The United States Needs Help Putting Pressure on Venezuela
It is time for other governments to step up.
Venezuela’s Collapse Threatens Colombia’s Hard-Won Stability
Washington must help Bogotá shoulder the burden of refugees.
Brazil’s Closed-Door Policy
A showdown between Brasília and the rural state of Roraima could seal the country to refugees from Venezuela.
U.N. Brief: Trump Says China Out to Get Him; Venezuela’s Besieged Leader Comes to Turtle Bay
The U.S. president presides over a defiant Security Council that still loves the Iran nuclear deal.
U.S. Ramps Up Pressure on Venezuela, But Maduro Keeps Hanging On
The United States has announced new sanctions on Venezuela and may threaten further action—but there’s little sign that will bring the regime down anytime soon.
Oil Production Is at Record Levels. So Why Are Oil Prices Heading Higher?
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.
Don’t Focus on Regime Change in Venezuela
How Maduro has held on to power, and why what follows him won’t likely be better.
Consumer Drones Are Propaganda Tools, Not Killing Machines
The Maduro attack shows that the threat of drones in private hands is all smoke and noise.
How Venezuela Struck It Poor
The tragic — and totally avoidable — self-destruction of one of the world’s richest oil economies.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Government Smear the Opposition’s Brightest Star
Maduro’s autocratic regime is going after María Corina Machado because she is fearless and incorruptible. She needs Washington’s support.
OPEC Close to Agreement to Open the Oil Taps
With or without Iranian cooperation, extra barrels of crude could help meet rising demand. But there’s still reason to fear a price spike later this year.
The Country That Wasn’t Ready to Win the Lottery
Guyana just discovered it owns enough oil to solve all its problems — and cause even bigger ones.
The Ghost of Hugo Chávez Is Haunting Colombia’s Election
Some Colombians fear that their country could go the way of Venezuela.
It’s Time for a Coup in Venezuela
Only nationalists in the military can restore a legitimate constitutional democracy.
Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
Trump's actions may ultimately weaken the strength of sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft.