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Falling Oil Prices Push Venezuela, Maduro Closer to the Edge

Despite a 25 percent drop in oil prices since June, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is doubling down on his current policies instead of attempting politically unpopular restructuring. By stalling in the hopes of higher oil prices or Chinese credit, Maduro is ignoring cracks in his political and economic program.


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Latin American Tiger: Can Panama Get Expansion Right?

Panama’s new government has set its sights on weeding out corruption, which has marred the country’s efforts to become the Singapore of the Western Hemisphere. The economy is roaring. The question is whether politics—and in particular corruption—will ultimately drag Panama down.