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The oil curse and socialism are two frequently touted reasons for Venezuela's current crisis. Each is elegant, convincing, and wrong--dangerously so.
As relations with Cuba move toward normalization, the transformation of “people-to-people” travel into an element of U.S.-Cuba policy revives old racialized representations of the island and its people.
Why some Venezuelan socialists have broken with President Nicolás Maduro.
For Maduro, while strengthened momentarily, the challenge will come from confronting not these protests, but the ones that may yet to come when opposition hardliners leave the streets.
A week before the one-year anniversary of Chávez's death, panelists Mark Weisbrot, Dan Kovalik, Julio Escalona, and James Early discuss the late President Chávez's global political and social legacy.