Tag Archives: Venezuela

Third strike | What to expect after John Bolton’s exit

Third strike | What to expect after John Bolton’s exit

John Bolton’s successor as national security adviser is unlikely to change America’s foreign policy FOR THREE years President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has seesawed between threats to bomb enemies and moon-shot diplomacy. The president has flirted with nuclear war with North Korea, only to become the first sitting president to step onto its soil. He has …

Darkness falls | Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality

Darkness falls | Millions of refugees from Venezuela are straining neighbours’ hospitality

Latin America’s biggest-ever exodus continues KATALINA, A 20-YEAR-OLD nursing student from Barquisimeto in north-western Venezuela, fled last year as living conditions became intolerable. She spent 11 months in Peru, but her hosts were hostile towards Venezuelan migrants, especially women, and she found little work. So in June she moved to Chile, arriving just as its government …

FARC, the sequel | Will Colombia return to war?

FARC, the sequel | Will Colombia return to war?

A former guerrilla leader has taken up arms again IT WAS A throwback to the bad old days. In a 32-minute video released on August 29th Iván Márquez, once the number-two commander of the FARC, a guerrilla group that waged war against the Colombian state for 52 years, announced that he was taking up arms again. Appearing …

Bello | Will South America’s “pink tide” return?

Bello | Will South America’s “pink tide” return?

Argentina’s election may not portend a regional swing back to the left FOUR YEARS ago the unexpected victory of Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential election marked the ebbing of the “pink tide”, a long period of hegemony of the left in South America. In its wake centre-right candidates went on to triumph in Peru, Ecuador, Chile …

Politics this week

Politics this week

Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister, resigned after Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Northern League party, withdrew his support for the coalition government. The coalition’s other party, the Five Star Movement, must now try to form a new government. If that fails, Italy may face a general election. An Italian prosecutor ordered a ship carrying around …

Politics this week

Politics this week

In its most ominous warning yet to protesters in Hong Kong, China said the demonstrators were “playing with fire” and on “the verge of a very dangerous situation”. A day earlier a strike hit the city’s transport system and led to more than 200 flight cancellations. The protesters, who initially wanted an extradition bill to be …