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U.S. De-Sanctions Renegade Venezuelan Spy Chief; Maduro Says He Worked for CIA

U.S. De-Sanctions Renegade Venezuelan Spy Chief; Maduro Says He Worked for CIA

The U.S. government imposes economic sanctions is to punish perceived enemies of the United States. Washington also removes those sanctions to lure those enemies to embrace the United States. Case in point: Manuel Christopher Figuera, former director general of the Venezuelan intelligence service, known as SEBIN. According to the Washington Post, Figuera played a central...

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Venezuela’s Descent: From Shopping Mall to Torture Prison

Venezuela’s Descent: From Shopping Mall to Torture Prison

El Helicoide, The Helix, is part of the DNA of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. Dreamed up by three architects in the 1950s, El Helicoide was supposed to be a drive-through shopping mall for the country’s aspiring petro-oligarchy. Built on a hill in the heart of Caracas, the dramatic ocean liner-like edifice “embodied Venezuela’s...