"Venezuela’s instability has far broader implications. Here’s what’s at stake." By Dr Annette Idler

Venezuela seems locked in a downward political and economic spiral. But what happens in Venezuela has far broader implications for international security.

“Here you must not speak badly about Chávez” — this was the message on banners at the Colombia-Venezuela border bridge I crossed recently on a research trip. It was just one of the signs of the exponential jump in authoritarianism in Venezuela, and the continued unraveling of the regime...

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