Tag: Nicholas Maduro

US & Venezuela:Don’t fan the flames, put out the fire

US & Venezuela:Don’t fan the flames, put out the fire

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. US President Barack Obama’s Executive Order imposing sanctions on another seven officials of the Venezuelan government for alleged intimidation of political opponents was boilerplate. In other words, the language is the standard government-speak used when measures of this kind are enacted. Once Obama had decided to go the route of imposing sanctions on government […]

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Toward a New Venezuela-Caribbean relationship

Toward a New Venezuela-Caribbean relationship

| July 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

  In Caribbean news, since 2005 when the late President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez introduced the Petro Caribe initiative, several Caribbean governments have enjoyed a vital life line.  But the time may have come to review the scope and expectations of the Petro Caribe relationship in the interest of the beneficiary Caribbean countries and Venezuela […]

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The Caribbean after Chavez

The Caribbean after Chavez

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seventeen countries of the Caribbean face a heightened period of economic uncertainty now that Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has died.  Twelve of the 17 Caribbean countries are members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). They have become highly reliant on their oil supplies from Venezuela on a part payment-part loan scheme, called Petro Caribe, without which […]

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