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A top Venezuelan official’s son makes video plea for his dad to ‘end the injustice’

A top Venezuelan official’s son makes video plea for his dad to ‘end the injustice’

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Venezuela says it will quit Organization of American States

Venezuela says it will quit Organization of American States

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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain

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Venezuelan authorities rely on arbitrary arrests, jailing, to silence critics, says Amnesty International

Venezuelan authorities rely on arbitrary arrests, jailing, to silence critics, says Amnesty International

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How Venezuela’s Revolutionary Dream Descended Into Chaos

How Venezuela’s Revolutionary Dream Descended Into Chaos

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Venezuela’s asset seizures raises concerns for other sectors

Venezuela’s asset seizures raises concerns for other sectors

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What the Trump administration can do in Venezuela to hasten Maduro regime’s demise

What the Trump administration can do in Venezuela to hasten Maduro regime’s demise

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Fears of military-grade weapons in wrong hands amid Venezuela unrest

Fears of military-grade weapons in wrong hands amid Venezuela unrest

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Los últimos días de Maduro en Venezuela

Los últimos días de Maduro en Venezuela

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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatens opponents in bizarre video while playing catch

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatens opponents in bizarre video while playing catch

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Armed Civilian Bands in Venezuela Prop Up Unpopular President

Armed Civilian Bands in Venezuela Prop Up Unpopular President

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This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

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Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest

Late-night clashes claim 9th victim of Venezuelan unrest

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Venezuela only has $10 billion left in reserves

Venezuela only has $10 billion left in reserves

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Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

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Many Poor Venezuelans Are Too Hungry to Join Antigovernment Protests

Many Poor Venezuelans Are Too Hungry to Join Antigovernment Protests

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GM Ceases Venezuela Operations After Government Seizes Plant

GM Ceases Venezuela Operations After Government Seizes Plant

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Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

Venezuelan protests against government leave three dead

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Venezuelan opposition marches against Maduro; student killed

Venezuelan opposition marches against Maduro; student killed

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World Bank ready to help Venezuela if asked: Latam chief

World Bank ready to help Venezuela if asked: Latam chief

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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.