Capriles Gathers Momentum In Venezuela; Is Maduro Headed for a Loss? by Joel Hirst

April 1, 2013 4:02 pm0 comments
Capriles Gathers Momentum In Venezuela; Is Maduro Headed for a Loss?  by Joel Hirst

Source: Fox News With only two weeks to go until yet another election in Venezuela, the campaign for the highest office in the land is becoming heated and very personal. Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski has abandoned his deferential tone of 2012 to pound acting-President Nicolás Maduro with withering […]

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Otto Reich: Saving Hugo Chávez

March 25, 2013 4:55 pm0 comments
Otto Reich: Saving Hugo Chávez

Foreign Policy The United States never tried to kill the late Venezuelan leader. In fact, we may have even saved his life. As a former U.S. official with substantial experience in Venezuela, I was not surprised, but still outraged to hear the temporary new leader of that country, Nicolas Maduro, […]

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Otto Reich: Rebutting Maduro’s Malicious Allegations

March 19, 2013 11:54 pm0 comments
Otto Reich: Rebutting Maduro’s Malicious Allegations

What is a US citizen to do when a foreign Head of State accuses the American of planning to kill the country’s opposition candidate?  The American in this case happens to be a former US Ambassador to Venezuela and Assistant Secretary of State [that has been very critical of the […]

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Beware of Venezuela’s Paranoid Anti-Americanism by Ray Walser

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Beware of Venezuela’s Paranoid Anti-Americanism by Ray Walser

Source: The Heritage  Two weeks after the death of President Hugo Chavez from cancer, Venezuela’s interim chief and Chavista presidential candidate Nicolas Maduro is increasingly resorting to wild, paranoid, anti-American outbursts in an effort to convince Venezuelans he has the machismo needed to fill El Commandante’s boots. Following initial claims that the U.S. or others had killed […]

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Hugo Chavez, The Passing of a Political Tsunami by Joel Hirst

March 11, 2013 10:59 am0 comments
Hugo Chavez, The Passing of a Political Tsunami by Joel Hirst

Source: Fox News For the next days and weeks there will be many Op-Eds and articles analyzing the impact of the premature demise of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. His legacy will be dissected; the effects of his political and economic model he dubbed “21st Century Socialism” will be fiercely defended […]

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“Respuesta a Maduro” por Otto Reich

March 5, 2013 11:53 am1 comment
“Respuesta a Maduro” por Otto Reich

Fuente: El Universal Sr. Maduro: Fue una sorpresa para mí verlo a usted por Internet acusándome de ser uno de los “mafiosos” que están regando los “absurdos” rumores sobre la condición médica del expresidente Hugo Chávez. Sin ninguna reserva y por este medio, públicamente niego sus burdas acusaciones. Digo “sorpresa” […]

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Cuba after the Castros by Otto Reich

March 4, 2013 11:01 am0 comments
Cuba after the Castros by Otto Reich

Source: National Review Online  If Cuba were normal, the news reports from there in late February would have been the object of international ridicule: The 81-year-old president of a one-party state had been reelected for another five-year term, which, he says, will be his last. And to prove it, he […]

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Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and his U.S. business partners | Los Socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos

March 3, 2013 11:20 am0 comments
Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and his U.S. business partners | Los Socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos

BY OTTO REICH AND EZEQUIEL VAZQUEZ-GER | THE MIAMI HERALD Venezuela is immersed in a political and economic tragedy of catastrophic proportions. As a result of Hugo Chávez’s “21st Century Socialism,” food and other essentials are increasingly scarce, while violence and crime rise exponentially. The country’s top rulers include people […]

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Los socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos por Otto Reich y Ezequiel Vazquez Ger

March 2, 2013 1:46 pm2 comments
Los socios de Hugo Chávez en Estados Unidos por Otto Reich y Ezequiel Vazquez Ger

Fuente: Nuevo Herald Venezuela se sumerge cada día más en una tragedia política y económica de magnitudes catastróficas. La escasez azota a toda la población. En las góndolas de los supermercados a veces no se encuentra ni leche, ni aceite ni harina. La tasa de homicidios continúa batiendo récords cada […]

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Venezuela’s Economic Troubles Continue by Joel Hirst

February 28, 2013 12:21 pm0 comments
Venezuela’s Economic Troubles Continue by Joel Hirst

Source: Huff Post  For the past few months, the eyes of Latin America have been fixed on the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. As news regarding his health does not improve, speculation has swirled about whether the three-term president will ever recover. For average Venezuelans, however, the more important debate […]

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