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What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis
What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly will hold its first meeting today. The Trump administration has already placed new sanctions on the regime and may impose further sanctions. Here is what you should know about the ongoing Venezuela crisis.

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Venezuelan Referendum: Maduro’s Strongest Pillar Has Fallen

On July 16, more than 7 million Venezuelan citizens voted in a national referendum. The Venezuelan people have spoken. Now the world needs to respond.

Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money
Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money

Last month Goldman Sachs confirmed it handed a blood-soaked economic lifeline to the authoritarian socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

Lafayette Valley Forge Revolution
A Hero of Two Worlds

Two hundred and forty years ago this week, a Frenchman landed on American soil to join the American fight. He became one of our greatest patriots.

Will Cuba Become “Little Iran”? Watch the Cuba-Iran Alliance
Will Cuba Become “Little Iran”? Watch the Cuba-Iran Alliance

In the same way the Soviet Union used Cuba, Iran may be turning the island into a “Little Iran.”

The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela
The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela

Christians and all people of goodwill the world over should pray and hope that in the half hour they met with one another, President Trump and Pope Francis discussed how to go about saving Venezuela from its continued descent into desperation and lawlessness.

Understanding the War of 1812 Book Review
Understanding the War of 1812

As public attention shifts to the anniversaries of the two World Wars, the War of 1812 is becoming forgotten again, and now seems an ideal time to survey the landscape of new books written in the (roughly) decade surrounding its sesquicentennial.

Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population
Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population

For big industries and environmental NGOs, purchasing UN-sanctioned carbon credits in indigenous reservations seemed to be a good idea. However, the morality of the whole thing is gray.

Goodbye NAFTA? Canada Donald Trump Justin Trudeau Free Trade
Goodbye NAFTA?

Given that America is (by far) Canada’s top trading partner, the prospective renegotiation of NAFTA is now by necessity Canada’s top foreign affairs priority.

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