Despite its prodigious petroleum reserves, many countries in Latin America are experiencing declining production. What explains the paradox?
Protests over the past two months have resulted in 41 deaths, over 650 injured, and hundreds more imprisoned.
Cuts to Washington’s energy engagement could undermine the connections that help support U.S.–Latin American cooperation on issues from security to immigration. When it comes to weakening energy integration in the Americas, there are few winners.
Latin America inequality gap, economic integration, and infrastructure and education systems were among the issues spotlighted at the XVII Annual CAF Conference.
Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro is struggling to manage a deteriorating political and economic situation.
Chavez’s illness and physical limitations will inevitably compound his already serious political problems in Venezuela.
Michael Shifter responde a preguntas sobre el estado de Venezuela, Cuba y Brazil.
In 2012, three presidential elections – in Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States – could alter the political map and relations in the Americas.
Since early February, anti-government demonstrations have rocked Venezuela.
Unrepaid loans and rising levels of insecurity in Venezuela may mean that the country cannot receive additional significant loans or investment from China in the near future, The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 11. How important a lifeline is Chinese financing to Venezuela, and what will happen to Venezuela if China holds off on additional financing to the country?
On August 7, an important chapter in Colombian-Venezuelan relations that has coincided with the presidencies of Alvaro Uribe and Hugo Chavez will come to an end. These last eight years have been a rollercoaster, with moments of great tension but also occasional pragmatism.
What will be the most important issues of the Venezuelan race? Is the election likely to be free and fair?
Following a meeting between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the signing of peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group, Maduro said a top U.S. diplomat would soon visit Caracas in order to jointly explore easing tensions between the two countries. Has Maduro experienced a change of heart toward the United States?
Forecasts indicate trouble may be on the horizon for the Andean countries. Commodity prices have leveled off and the days of double-digit growth in China seem to have ended.
Is there a real risk that the political and social situation in Venezuela could turn chaotic as a result of Chávez’s illness?