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<a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-08-27/how-hugo-chavez-trashed-latin-america-s-richest-economy">How Hugo Chavez Trashed Latin America’s Richest Economy</a>

How Hugo Chavez Trashed Latin America’s Richest Economy

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<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/us-venezuela-colombia-idUSKCN0QW2R220150828">Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border crisis</a>

Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors amid border crisis

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<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21662569-government-wrongly-blames-colombia-its-high-murder-rate-justice-decayed?fsrc=email_to_a_friend">Crime in Venezuela: Justice decayed</a>

Crime in Venezuela: Justice decayed

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<a href="http://lat.wsj.com/articles/SB11056317725599113738404581195133228517182?tesla=y">La escasez de alimentos genera colas, hambre y saqueos en Venezuela</a>

La escasez de alimentos genera colas, hambre y saqueos en Venezuela

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<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/venezuela-marks-d-for-demolition-on-illegal-immigrants-houses">Venezuela Marks ‘D’ for Demolition on Illegal Immigrants’ Houses</a>

Venezuela Marks ‘D’ for Demolition on Illegal Immigrants’ Houses

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<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34073104">Anger as Venezuela border remains closed despite talks</a>

Anger as Venezuela border remains closed despite talks

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Encuesta revela cifras devastadoras para el régimen de Maduro

Encuesta revela cifras devastadoras para el régimen de Maduro

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Poll reveals implosion in Venezuela

Poll reveals implosion in Venezuela

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<a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423011/venezuela-nicolas-maduro-socialism-economics">Venezuela, There Is (Still) No Alternative</a>

Venezuela, There Is (Still) No Alternative

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<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-food-shortages-trigger-long-lines-hunger-and-looting-1440581400">Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting</a>

Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

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<a href="http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/150825/oea-la-democracia-es-imprescindible-en-la-relacion-entre-paises">OEA: La democracia es imprescindible en la relación entre países</a>

OEA: La democracia es imprescindible en la relación entre países

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<a href="http://www.lapatilla.com/site/2015/08/24/proponen-que-30-presidentes-sean-observadores-de-elecciones-parlamentarias/">Proponen que 30 presidentes sean observadores de elecciones parlamentarias</a>

Proponen que 30 presidentes sean observadores de elecciones parlamentarias

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<a href="http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2015/08/24/cientos-de-colombianos-fueron-deportados-desde-venezuela-cancilleres-se-reuniran-esta-semana/">Cientos de colombianos fueron deportados desde Venezuela; cancilleres se reunirán esta semana</a>

Cientos de colombianos fueron deportados desde Venezuela; cancilleres se reunirán esta semana

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<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro-deploys-army-to-deport-colombians-1440458905">Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Deploys Army to Deport Colombians</a>

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Deploys Army to Deport Colombians

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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/world/from-venezuela-to-iraq-to-russia-oil-price-drops-raise-fears-of-unrest.html">From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest</a>

From Venezuela to Iraq to Russia, Oil Price Drops Raise Fears of Unrest

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<a href="http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/150824/oea-aboga-por-dialogo-directo-entre-colombia-y-venezuela">OEA aboga por “diálogo directo” entre Colombia y Venezuela</a>

OEA aboga por “diálogo directo” entre Colombia y Venezuela

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<a href="http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-colombia-decries-increase-in-deportations-by-venezuelan-government/2930171.html">Colombia Decries Increase in Deportations by Venezuelan Government</a>

Colombia Decries Increase in Deportations by Venezuelan Government

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<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-24/latin-american-currencies-sink-to-22-year-low-as-stocks-tumble">Latin American Currencies Sink to 22-Year Low as Stocks Tumble</a>

Latin American Currencies Sink to 22-Year Low as Stocks Tumble

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<a href="http://www.eluniversal.com/nacional-y-politica/150824/decreto-1950-suspende-seis-garantias-durante-60-dias">Venezuela Decreto suspende seis garantías durante 60 días</a>

Venezuela Decreto suspende seis garantías durante 60 días

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<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/world/americas/9-opposition-candidates-barred-from-venezuelas-december-ballot.html?_r=2&assetType=nyt_now">9 Opposition Candidates Barred From Venezuela’s December Ballot </a>

9 Opposition Candidates Barred From Venezuela’s December Ballot

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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.