The Venezuelan Opposition Fights Back

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April 14, 2017

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Analysis Venezuela’s political opposition is nearing a critical juncture. Faced with the prospect of descending into political irrelevance as Venezuela devolves into a one-party state, the main opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), has thrown its weight behind nationwide protests. The current wave of demonstrations began in earnest during the first week of April, […]

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Mexico’s Tilt Toward Populism Enters the Spotlight

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April 12, 2017

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Mexico’s 2018 presidential election is already stoking concern north of the border. For months, populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has led the polls for what promises to be a close presidential race. As a result, public and private sector officials in the United States have begun voicing their unease with the possibility of a […]

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A Crucial Deadline Looms for Venezuela

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April 5, 2017

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Venezuela has reached a critical point. To avoid default, state oil and gas company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) must make $3 billion in foreign debt payments over the next two months, and the government is scrambling to find the cash to do so. Although Venezuela has long lived with the risk of default on foreign […]

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2016: HISTORICAL MURDER COUNT TO CLOSE THE YEAR IN TIJUANA

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March 29, 2017

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With just a few days before the end of 2016, the Attorney General’s Office of Baja California (PGJE) has been forced to recognize that murders in the state have reached a historical number: 1,180 officially reported cases. Ironically, nearly a year ago, in December of 2015, Baja California’s governor, along with executives from the Secretary […]

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Venezuela: Defending Its Spot in the Organization of American States

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March 28, 2017

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In the Organization of American States (OAS), 18 out of a total 35 member states are sponsoring a meeting to be held March 28 on the political situation in Venezuela. The meeting is an important one for Venezuela: OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro has expressed the desire to expel Venezuela from the regional political bloc because […]

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Colombia: As the FARC Disbands, the ELN Spreads

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March 21, 2017

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Colombia’s longest-running insurgency may be winding down, but that won’t necessarily bring peace to the troubled nation. The mayor of Toribio in Cauca department told El Pais newspaper on March 19 that former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) had been spotted in the area wearing the uniforms of the National Liberation […]

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Venezuela’s Greatest Threat Comes From Within

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March 20, 2017

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FORECAST The Venezuelan government will use human intelligence and electronic surveillance to keep a close eye on its armed forces. Though no military uprising appears to be in the making, Caracas will rely on careful monitoring to minimize the risk of one emerging as the economy sinks deeper into crisis. As Venezuela works to stamp […]

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