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Outsiders should push Nicolás Maduro to hold a recall referendum this year

Outsiders should push Nicolás Maduro to hold a recall referendum this year

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This is what Brazil needs to get back on track, expert says

This is what Brazil needs to get back on track, expert says

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Venezuela’s Economic Emergency

Venezuela’s Economic Emergency

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A Cuban Dissident’s Plea: Don’t Abandon Us

A Cuban Dissident’s Plea: Don’t Abandon Us

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The agony of Venezuela continues

The agony of Venezuela continues

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Correa Defends His Legacy in Ecuador Amid Deepening Recession

Correa Defends His Legacy in Ecuador Amid Deepening Recession

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Venezuela’s Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition’s Recall Effort

Venezuela’s Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition’s Recall Effort

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Argentina and Brazil Agree to Mediate in Venezuela Crisis

Argentina and Brazil Agree to Mediate in Venezuela Crisis

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Narco-Guerrilla Group Suspected of Kidnapping Spanish Journalist in Colombia

Narco-Guerrilla Group Suspected of Kidnapping Spanish Journalist in Colombia

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Radical tourists have been deluded pimps for Venezuela

Radical tourists have been deluded pimps for Venezuela

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Santos’s Power Grab in the Name of Peace

Santos’s Power Grab in the Name of Peace

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El Salvador Throws Out Gang Truce and Officials Who Put It in Place

El Salvador Throws Out Gang Truce and Officials Who Put It in Place

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Time for Brazil to sharpen its diplomatic skills

Time for Brazil to sharpen its diplomatic skills

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OAS Head Blasts Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro

OAS Head Blasts Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro

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Cuban dissident says next U.S. president can make ‘huge difference’ with pressure on Castros

Cuban dissident says next U.S. president can make ‘huge difference’ with pressure on Castros

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President says Venezuela won’t be next to fall, but he may not have a choice

President says Venezuela won’t be next to fall, but he may not have a choice

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In El Salvador, the Murder Capital of the World, Gang Violence Becomes a Way of Life

In El Salvador, the Murder Capital of the World, Gang Violence Becomes a Way of Life

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In Venezuela, Socialism Is Killing Venezuelans

In Venezuela, Socialism Is Killing Venezuelans

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Venezuela Braces for Protests as Maduro Warns of Coup

Venezuela Braces for Protests as Maduro Warns of Coup

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Lawmakers accuse Homeland Security of doublespeak on Cuba flight risks

Lawmakers accuse Homeland Security of doublespeak on Cuba flight risks

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During the last several decades, the United States has invested billions of dollars in trying to help the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean deliver better lives for their citizens. This has meant helping them increase internal security by combating the illicit growing and trafficking in narcotics and the activities of terrorist groups, as well as helping them to shore up their democratic and free market institutions.

Unfortunately, in recent years, continued progress in these areas has been threatened, not least by the elections of radical populist governments in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador. These governments have instituted retrograde agendas that include the propagation of class warfare, state domination of the economy, assaults on private property, anti-Americanism, support for such international pariahs as Iran, and lackluster support for regional counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics initiatives.

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