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For Russia and U.S., Venezuela’s Crisis Is an Oil Opportunity

For Russia and U.S., Venezuela’s Crisis Is an Oil Opportunity

In Venezuela, it’s all about the oil. Just as senior administration officials have spoken openly about gaining control of Venezuela s vast oil reserves as a goal of U.S. policy, so Russia’s actions are driven by petroleum politics. The difference: the Trump administration is pursuing a policy of regime change, while the Russians are trying...

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National Security Officials Dismiss Trump’s Emergency

National Security Officials Dismiss Trump’s Emergency

Vox Media reported on Monday that a bi-partisan statement was released by “more than 50 former top national security officials” which challenged the evidence Donald Trump has used to justify the declaration of a national emergency along the country’s southern border. The letter calls on Trump to provide that evidence using “his agencies’ own official...

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Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Fifty Years After Tlatelolco Massacre, Impunity Reigns In Mexico

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most notorious events in Mexican history: the massacre of scores of student demonstrators on the eve of the 1968 Olympics. Across the country, Mexican citizens are commemorating the event with marches and rallies, conferences, exhibitions, and performances. The massacre marked the first time a popular movement confronted Mexico’s...

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