Category Archives: Foreign Policy

LIVE NOW: Live Tweeting US Congress Hearing on Democracy NGOs in Egypt

Live tweeting at: http://twitter.com/robertosilvers Watch the hearing live at: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

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Paid Clowns as Government Propaganda in Venezuela

Send in the clowns, please. As Latin American and Caribbean leaders descend on Caracas for the CELAC summit, the VenezuelaN government is making efforts to shape visitors’ perceptions of his struggling hybrid regime. One of the efforts poignantly pointed out … Continue reading

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Ecumenical Prayer Service for Hugo Chávez at Riverside in NYC

Yes, it’s true. A An Ecumenical Prayer Service was held for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez tonight at the austere and outspoken Riverside Church in New York City, the heart of the Evil Empire. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro … Continue reading

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Chávez call for dialogue as international public relations strategy

CARACAS — Why is Chávez calling for debate now? After years of confrontation and polarization, what explains the shift? Every day, since Saturday, January 15, a multitude of editorials, opinion columns and blog posts are published, attempting to get to … Continue reading

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US State Dept. “Venezuelan Declassification Collection”

A few weeks ago, during the first wave of the Wikileaks scandal, the US State Department released its own set of declassified documents on US diplomacy and relations with Venezuela. While I initially feared that these documents would be rather … Continue reading

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