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Latin Lefty Meltdown
Latin Lefty Meltdown
Bread Riots in Caracas as Venezuela Protests Escalate

Venezuela seems headed for a boiling point while Maduro doubles down on Chavismo

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Maduro Dissolves Legislature in Venezuela

It’s the Venezuelan president’s most blatant power grab yet.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Venezuela’s Opposition Considers More Radical Measures

It’s a sign of frustration—and a sign of Maduro’s temporary upper-hand.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Starving Oil Workers Sell Clothes for Food in Venezuela

Roughnecks are selling the clothes off their back to feed their families.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Maduro Crows over Kerry Meeting

Maduro’s outburst points to a challenge for the U.S: how to best balance being helpful and engaged in Venezuela’s slow-motion catastrophe while denying the wretched ruling regime any PR wins.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Oil Workers Starve as Venezuela’s Crude Output Collapses

In Caracas, crises beget crises.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
If You Can’t Feed Em, Jail Em

Maduro turns to jailing ‘food hoarders’.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Beijing Cutting Bait on Caracas?

Reports that the Chinese have been playkng footsie with the Venezuelan opposition.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Dilma’s Dismissal Divides Latin America

Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia recalled their ambassadors to Brazil, and Brasilia returned the favor.

Latin Lefty Meltdown
Venezuelan Oil Output Plunges

Caracas saw its crude production fall more in May than it has in the past ten years.

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Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

Wonder Worm

How a caterpillar could help us recycle plastics.

Counting Boots on the Ground

President Trump is delegating authority to his generals—just like he always said he would. But the political costs if anything goes wrong will be his alone.

Migrant Mess

It turns out failed states are not so great at preventing migrant flows.

the 45th president

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good.

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