Dorothy Kronich suggests in The New York Times that in order to avoid a famine here, American companies should be allowed to buy Venezuelan oil, as long as the revenues are exclusively used for buying food and medicines. But that would be ignoring chavismo’s very nature.
A piece on the medical journal Lancet explains how the collapse of our health system allowed the resurgence of diseases that migrants can spread. Another source of pressure on the international community to solve the Venezuelan crisis.
After three weeks that felt like a year, the Venezuelan transition process feels a bit stagnated. An article in Bloomberg reminds us that the usurpation is far from over, and that many things could still go wrong. But there are also reasons to not freak out (that much) about it.
In 1918 this influenza pandemic wiped out the world. In Venezuela, it found a vulnerable country with irresponsible leaders, that hid away until the disease mysteriously faded out in early 1919. A hundred years have passed, but the country hasn’t changed that much.
I'm a doctor, working in a small town. I deal with our complex humanitarian emergency every single day. Here’s why I think Venezuela's ramshackle outpatient clinic network has to have first dibs on aid… if the military and the regime allow its entry.
Bizarrely, there are still stooges willing to do battle for Cuba’s failed revolution. Will Mexico become the next petro-rich victim to Havana’s voracious parasite regime?
During a politically convulsed weekend, a blackout leaves one of Caracas’ biggest hospitals without electricity for hours, causing several deaths and highlighting—for the millionth time—the urgent need for political change in the country.
One study shows that elections often create short-term stability problems for dictatorial regimes, but those that ride out the electoral wave end up even more entrenched than before.
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