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Venezuela’s Oil Production Is Collapsing

Venezuela’s Oil Production Is Collapsing

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SEBIN enforcers fundamental to Maduro’s toolkit of repression

SEBIN enforcers fundamental to Maduro’s toolkit of repression

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Peru family drama threatens South America’s success story

Peru family drama threatens South America’s success story

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EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions -diplomats

EU likely to hit Venezuelan officials with sanctions -diplomats

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In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out

In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out

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Venezuela president orders two bishops probed for hate crimes

Venezuela president orders two bishops probed for hate crimes

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Venezuela: A country in meltdown

Venezuela: A country in meltdown

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Dirty gold is the new cocaine in Colombia — and it’s just as bloody

Dirty gold is the new cocaine in Colombia — and it’s just as bloody

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Cuban economy ever more opaque as data omitted from 2016 accounts

Cuban economy ever more opaque as data omitted from 2016 accounts

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Getting away with murder: It’s time to hold Iran accountable

Getting away with murder: It’s time to hold Iran accountable

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Colombian rebels attack oil pipelines hours after ceasefire expires

Colombian rebels attack oil pipelines hours after ceasefire expires

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Julian Assange’s stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

Julian Assange’s stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

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Bachelet’s trip to Cuba was shameful, and a blow to Latin America’s democratic left

Bachelet’s trip to Cuba was shameful, and a blow to Latin America’s democratic left

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Brazil Oil Firm Petrobras Slowly Rising From Pits Of Hell

Brazil Oil Firm Petrobras Slowly Rising From Pits Of Hell

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Venezuela is inching closer to collapse

Venezuela is inching closer to collapse

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Ecuador to Probe Legality of Debt Under Ex-president Correa

Ecuador to Probe Legality of Debt Under Ex-president Correa

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Ecuador selects new VP after Odebrecht scandal conviction

Ecuador selects new VP after Odebrecht scandal conviction

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Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela’s Maduro forces price cuts

Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela’s Maduro forces price cuts

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Brazil Presidency Risks Petering Out as Ministers Jump Ship

Brazil Presidency Risks Petering Out as Ministers Jump Ship

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Cuba doesn’t need a Castro clone

Cuba doesn’t need a Castro clone

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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.

We are a group of concerned policy experts that fear the results of these destructive agendas for individual freedom, prosperity, and the well-being of the peoples of the region. Our goal is to inform American policymakers and American and international public opinion of the dangers of these radical populist regimes to inter-American security.