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Outside of countries at war (and sometimes not even that), Venezuela has been the worst performing economy in the world over the last few years. The graphic below says it all:

The GDP of Venezuela has seen an unprecedentes collapse in the last few years

Venezuela’s per capita economic output has collapsed in the …

Elections in the United States were, as is often the case, a close nail-biting affair. Although the vote took place on November 3, it wasn’t until November 7 that all major US media outlets were calling Joe Biden the clear …

The government made two massive announcements yesterday evening, and although the topics have little to do with each other at first sight, it’s hard to think that the timing was a coincidence.

-On the one hand, Economy Minister Martín Guzmán …

After being postponed for months due to the pandemic, Chile finally voted on whether (and how) to reform its dictatorship-era constitution this weekend, and the victory for those in favor was as big as expected.

Landslide victory for constitutional reformers in Chile

78.2 percent of voters …

Evo Morales’ MAS erased all suspicions of illegitimacy this Sunday in Bolivia when Luis Arce, the candidate backed by the exiled former Bolivian president who was ousted in a coup last year after a tightly-contested election, won by a …

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In diplomatic affairs, unwritten rules …

Were it not for the coronavirus pandemic, Chile would be launching a constitutional reform process this weekend, after six months of protests calling for the radical change of a political and economic system that was not long ago seen as …

The protests in Chile have continued for more than 100 days. What began with student demonstrations against a now-rescinded subway fare hike soon spread to encompass general discontent over high costs of living, privatization and inequality in the country led …

Venezuela’s political conflict became even more twisted this week, as Juan Guaidó, who is recognized by the US and a majority of Latin American governments as the legitimate leader of the country, saw his position as head of the National …

With 15 years of rule from a center-left coalition, Uruguay stood as an exception to the rightwards shift in the continent seen over the last few years. But the trend seems to be coming to an end, as the center-right …