Category: Latin America/Caribbean

Hopes for Venezuela transition ‘fizzle for 3rd time this year’

     

For the third time this year, the big moment in Venezuela has turned into a bust, AP reports: Trump administration officials had expected that Wednesday might turn out to be… Read more »

Arbitrary dismissals weakening Bolivia’s rule of law

     

Bolivian authorities have arbitrarily dismissed almost 100 judges since 2017, seriously undermining judicial independence in the country. The Organization of American States (OAS) should convene a meeting of its Permanent… Read more »

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ inhibiting democratic consolidation

     

The Chinese government should ensure the projects it finances or engages in under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) respect human rights, Human Rights Watch said today: On April 25-27,… Read more »

How Cuba hijacked Venezuela

     

Raul Castro, head of the ruling Communist Party and former president, said that in the wake of Venezuela’s economic collapse, Cuba’s economic situation “could get worse” in the coming months… Read more »

Humanitarian aid agreement ‘could facilitate Venezuela’s transition’

     

  The United States has called on the United Nations to revoke the U.N. credentials of the government of embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and to instead recognize Juan Guaidó… Read more »

Democracies divided over Venezuela’s ‘Mafia State’

     

The power outage that left most of Venezuela without electricity for five days in early March seemed eerily symbolic of the mood among many people there. Living through one of… Read more »

CubaZuela: focus shifts to Cuba’s role in Venezuela’s misery

     

Is Cuba the main reason President Nicolás Maduro remains in power, two months after the United States recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president? the Washington Post asks. “I think… Read more »

Demotion, dilution, delay & diversion: strengthening digital resilience

     

Whatever the domestic repercussions of Robert S. Mueller III’s report, Moscow will likely continue its campaign of disinformation and disruption against American democracy, a prominent analyst tells the New York Times: Aleksandr… Read more »

The greatest threat to Western liberal democracies is……

     

Robert Kagan is “dead wrong” to contend that the greatest threat to Western liberal democracies is the ascendancy of authoritarianism, argues Harlan Ullman, a senior adviser at the Atlantic Council. The failure of… Read more »