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Nov 10, 2015 0 Comments

Venezuela’s Leaders and the Chinese Trough Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

China’s President Xi Jinping has made a major commitment to eradicating corruption in the country’s government and state-owned enterprises.  Those who analyze Mr. Xi’s policies argue that he sees corruption as a veritable cancer that can weaken and ultimately undermine the political hegemony of China’s Communist Party. As a result, Mr. Xi has been willing to take on senior officials enriching themselves through public positions and other means.

Corruption, however, while a persistent illness with a debilitating and self-generating momentum, is not exclusive to China. If truth be told, China’s largesse abroad is also a major source of corruption and fraud, especially when it involves government-to-government transactions where transparency and accountability are absent.

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Nov 3, 2015 0 Comments

Joseph Humire: Venezuela as a State Sponsor of Terrorism Public Appearances

Joseph Humire attends a National Defense Symposium in November 2015, hosted by the Center for Secure Policy. As a panel guest, Humire discusses the country’s role in terrorism.