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Fracas in Caracas
Fracas in Caracas
Venezuela Burns as Court Entrenches Gridlock

The country’s Supreme Court rules in favor Maduro even as the conditions for many ordinary Venezuelans turn dire.

Fracas in Caracas
Palestinian Students to Caracas Med School: You’re Too Dysfunctional

If there’s any sure sign of trouble in paradise, it’s when droves of young Gazans abandon free medical education for the horrors of the war-torn West Bank.

Fracas in Caracas
Venezuela: The Country With Four Exchange Rates

According to the government, real prices may vary by over 2700%.

Fracas in Caracas
Venezuela Channels the USSR

Waiting in line is now a paying job. And Maduro is keeping the country’s three exchange rates in place.

Fracas in Caracas
Venezuela Burns Money, China

Venezuela had already made it perfectly clear that it could not manage its finances and keep its people in good living conditions, even with the help of the world’s largest oil reserves. Now, it has has made things even worse by defaulting to China, its only real friend.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

The real stumbling block to Democratic legislative power.

brave new world

An Australian account of China’s gains doubles as a bleak assessment of Obama’s legacy in the region.

Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

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