2018: A big year for Latin American elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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2018: A big year for Latin American elections

by Tupac Pointu/AFP - December 29, 2017

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Next year will be a big election year for Latin America, a region where democracy in many countries is only decades young, and where…

Costa Rica, Lima Group call for urgent audit of Venezuelan elections
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica, Lima Group call for urgent audit of Venezuelan elections

AFP - October 18, 2017

The 12 countries that make up the recently formed Lima Group demanded on Tuesday that an urgent “independent audit” of the Venezuelan electoral process be carried out.…

Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Venezuela clash at OAS summit in Mexico

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The foreign ministers of Costa Rica and Venezuela engaged in a verbal spat after delegates at the 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) failed…

Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks
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Costa Rica
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Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Dinorah Figuera talked about the situation in her country at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly in San José, saying that while Venezuela…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - September 10, 2016

Rare good news in Venezuela: beer is back
Business
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Business
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Rare good news in Venezuela: beer is back

AFP - June 2, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans struggling through an economic crisis got a rare bit of good news Thursday when the country's largest brewery announced it had obtained a…

Venezuelan protests seek Maduro’s ouster
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Business
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Venezuelan protests seek Maduro’s ouster

Alexander Martínez | AFP - March 12, 2016

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela's opposition held a national day of protest Saturday, the opening salvo in its new strategy to oust President Nicolás Maduro. After winning by a landslide in…

Three steps Venezuela must take
Latin America
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Latin America
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Three steps Venezuela must take

Leopoldo López | The Washington Post - February 28, 2016

Two years ago I was imprisoned for calling for a constitutional, democratic and peaceful change in the Venezuelan government. Our plan was called La Salida, "the exit."…

Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
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Business
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…

Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy
Global
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Global
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Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - January 25, 2016

For years Venezuela's authoritarian populist government grossly manipulated elections and got away with it. So imagine the surprise in Caracas in November when, just a few weeks…