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The new IMF prescription of fiscal austerity and no capital controls makes little economic sense.
After five months of waiting, Colombians received news last week that former presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt, was indeed alive.
Chávez assumed the presidency of Venezuela in 1998 at the head of what he called a Bolivarian Revolution.
Charges and countercharges are flying over water allocation in the Rio Grande/R
he conflict between forces loyal to President Hugo Chavez and those opposed to him heated up particularly after November 2001, when Chavez, using new powers granted him by the National Assembly, passed 49 laws, some of which were extremely controversial--
Oil policy must be seen within the context of Chávez's larger political project, which is an attempt to construct an alternative to neoliberal globalization.
Venezuela is not just another banana-oil republic; and the United States has, once again, deeply damaged itself in Latin America.
The events of 9-11 have permitted the Bush administration to paint U.S. foreign policy as a matter of black and white choices.
As plans begin to be laid for the World Social Forums next round, many are asking if it will become a serious political platform or merely a street party.
The roots of Colombia's conflict are deep and complicated, and will require a creative mix of strategies to solve it.