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As President Nicolas Maduro’s approval ratings remain low in the run-up to Venezuela’s December elections, the leader is invoking two of his favorite excuses for his country’s economic woes: private sector greed and international saboteurs.

Deterrence?

But German businesses are complaining about how they are bearing the brunt of an ultimately very porous regime.

Blue Model Blues

The blue model meltdown is bigger and in its way more toxic than anything that happened at Chernobyl. Reporters and voters should be asking candidates what they plan to do about it.

Not So Shiny

Maoist guerrillas have been using abduction and rape to breed fighters in Peruvian jungle for years. What kind of heroes are these?

Africa

The stunning corruption report released by Kenya’s auditor-general isn’t all bad news; in many countries an auditor who actually tried to keep track of government spending would mysteriously end up dead.

The Endgame in Syria

The U.S.-trained force of fighters in Syria, originally 60 men, continues to bleed strength—and U.S. prestige.

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