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Chávez's Grand Illusions
The Venezuelan opposition's decision to participate in the presidential election on April 14 may not immediately seem like a wise one. In the contest to succeed Hugo Chávez, little favors opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Despite the dreams and expectations of democrats the world over, the era of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela did not come to an end on Oct. 7. The ailing President was re-elected, for the third time, to a ne...
Mexico Can Survive a New President
Many fear the likely return to power ofthe PRI, but the country has changed According to most polls, it is now virtually certain that on July 1, Mexico will bring the Institutional Revolutionary Party...
The Substance Beyond the Secret Service Scandal
It wasn't all secret service scandal and media titillation. The "hooker summit" in Cartagena, Colombia, was actually a highly significant event for Latin America and its relations with the U.S. The 33...
Is Hugo Chávez In Terminal Decline?
Hug o Chávez w ill be returning soon to Caracas after undergoing cancer surgery in Havana. It will not be an easy homecoming. Last year, the Venezuelan President had two operations in Cuba to remove ...
The New Wave in Latin America
From Brazil to El Salvador, from Uruguay to Ecuador, from Chile to Venezuela, left-of-center or hard-left parties and leaders have recently been voted into office.
Losers in Libya
No matter how long it takes to find Muammar Gaddafi, it is now relatively easy to draw up a scorecard on the six-month conflict in Libya and anoint the winners and losers.
The Way Forward
Since time immemorial, Mexicans have argued that were it not for U.S. demand for illicit substances, Mexico would have a manageable drug problem...
"They uncovered his face, now clear and serene, and bared the chest wracked by 40 years of asthma and months of hunger in the wilds of the Bolivian southeast. Then they laid him out in the laundry roo...
Gaddafi's Friends in Latin America
The number of people who have died on the streets of Libya remains a mystery, as is the degree of Muammar Gaddafi's direct responsibility for their deaths...