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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.
The U.S. media has repeatedly drawn false parallels between Donald Trump and Hugo Chávez, reflecting widespread denial that Trump’s xenophobia and jingoism could be home grown.
A NACLA Radio interview with Manuel Pérez-Rocha on his article, "Free Trade's Chilling Effects," from the latest NACLA Report, Free Trade 2.0. and one way that free trade agreements enrich foreign companies at the expense of poor countries.
Why critics of Chavismo are wrong to suggest that socialism is to blame for corruption in Venezuela
To stay in office, the Venezuelan government must address its major weaknesses.
Why some Venezuelan socialists have broken with President Nicolás Maduro.
To tackle the biggest hurdle facing Venezuela’s economy – the black market dollar – policymakers must unify the exchange rate.
Can Venezuela improve its economy, and restore the dreams of the Bolivarian Revolution?
Bernie Sanders is wrong - Hugo Chávez was not a dictator
With a narrow focus on the left’s recent experiences, these collected essays successfully contextualize the issues confronting the movements, parties, and governments of Latin America’s radical left.