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May 5, 2017

Venezuela
The Crisis in Venezuela

Experts discuss the ongoing political and economic upheaval in Venezuela, including how policies implemented over the past fifteen years are shaping the current crisis. SPEAKERSJulia Buxton, Senior …

May 1, 2017

Venezuela
Venezuela's Chavez Era

Hugo Chávez assumed Venezuela's presidency in 1999 on a populist platform. But critics say three terms under his "socialist revolution" have made the country increasingly resemble an authoritarian st…

November 28, 2007

Politics and Government
Voting in Venezuela

This Sunday Venezuelans will vote on a referendum comprising 69 changes to the existing Constitution. Many of these push the country further toward Chavez’s 21st Century Socialism, expanding pensions…

April 28, 2017

Venezuela
How to Clean up the Mess in Venezuela How to Clean Up the Mess in Venezuela

Venezuela announced this week that it will withdraw from the Organization of American States, deepening its isolation and intensifying the sense of crisis there. In recent months, Venezuela has desce…

April 27, 2017

Venezuela
Opposition supporters clash with security forces during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas Facebook Live: The Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela

I sat down today with my colleague Shannon K. O'Neil to talk about the ongoing political and economic crisis in Venezuela. It was a great conversation about the roots of the crisis and what Venezuela…

October 28, 2016

Venezuela
three-factors-driving-venezuelas-impasse-lam Three Factors Driving Venezuela’s Impasse

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] The increasingly dangerous crisis in Venezuela (described in the first post of this series), has been complicated by the political economy o…

October 28, 2016

Venezuela
how-venezuela-got-into-this-mess-lam How Venezuela Got Into This Mess

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] By the end of 2017, the Venezuelan economy will likely be less than three-quarters of its 2013 size. Inflation is set to increase from 700 per…

February 12, 2016

Economic Crises
Collapse in Venezuela Model Diplomacy: Collapse in Venezuela

Model Diplomacy: Collapse in Venezuela

June 25, 2013

Economics
ven econ blog pic - LAM Venezuela’s Economy and Future

Many Venezuela watchers have been waiting for the other proverbial economic shoe to drop (see here, here, and here), and for the country to fall into serious crisis. Others, such as Mark Weisbrot co-…

March 30, 2015

Venezuela
Political Crisis in Venezuela

Venezuela is in a state of protracted crisis. Since early 2014, public frustration has been steadily rising over shortages of basic consumer goods and skyrocketing inflation, which spiked above 68 pe…