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Still Room in the Lat-Inn: South American Countries Response to the Venezuelan Migrant Crisis

September 30, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler Millions of Venezuelans flood out of their home country to anywhere that will take them.  As the tide of migrants increases the responses of neighboring countries is varied.   How other countries respond will greatly influence the end result of the crisis.  A number of examples are explained below. Colombia: Colombia has […]

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Hyperinflation in Venezuela

September 23, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro has a new economic plan which he calls “a really impressive magic formula.”[i]  Hyperinflation has hit the country hard, and the solutions Maduro proposes include a 3,000% increase in the minimum wage, a new commodity-based cryptocurrency,[ii] cutting any number of zeros from off of the currency,[iii] and […]

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Venezuela: A Country in Chaos

September 15, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler   Venezuela holds the world’s largest proven oil reserves,[i] and the state has relied on oil revenue for the provision of government services.  This system, established by former President Hugo Chavez, was mostly stable until after his death and the ascension of his successor, Nicolas Maduro.  Political and economic troubles confronted […]

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