VRIC Monitor: February 2019

VRIC Monitor: February 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the country itself, but als

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Venezuela: more than a brutal regime it’s an evil revolution that must be stopped

Venezuela: more than a brutal regime it’s an evil revolution that must be stopped

The Venezuelan crisis has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 3 million people fleeing the country in the last few years. As conditions in the country worsen, more Venezuelans a

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Hugo Chavez, The Spectre

Hugo Chavez, The Spectre

With 4 million Venezuelans leaving the country since Hugo Chavez was elected just 20 years ago, we're witnessing the Western Hemisphere's worst humanitarian crisis in recent times.  Neighboring countries

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The US and Colombia aren’t planning a military intervention in Venezuela, but is Maduro?

The US and Colombia aren’t planning a military intervention in Venezuela, but is Maduro?

In an op-ed piece for CNN in Español, Joseph Humire discusses the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. He asks, what if the strategic objective isn't to produce internal chaos, but to provoke an external conflict? What role d

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Iran, Russia, and China’s Central Role in the Venezuela Crisis

Iran, Russia, and China’s Central Role in the Venezuela Crisis

In the wake of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first visit to Latin America, where China and Russia were both mentioned, Joseph Humire remarks on these external influences within the country. In an article for

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Situation Report: Crisis in Venezuela

Situation Report: Crisis in Venezuela

August 2017 -- Venezuela has started to garner international attention as the country's political situation continues to deteriorate, shining a spotlight on the oft-neglected country and its internal unrest.The U.S

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Sobre el chavismo

Sobre el chavismo

La dictadura no va a caer con protestas pacíficas Hay circunstancias en las que la política y la economía debieran aprender de la medicina. Para resolver definitivamente un problema y evitar que se prolongue en el ti

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HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, U.S. Weapons Are Not the Answer

HUMIRE: As Venezuela Inches Toward Syria-Style War, U.S. Weapons Are Not the Answer

For months the protests in Venezuela have been escalating and, last week, The Miami Herald revealed an audio recording suggesting that military snipers could be used against the Venezuelan protesters. The implications

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