Lee Brown

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US Should End Its Cold War Stance on Cuba

(0) Comments | Posted 28 October 2013 | (17:07)

When the UN votes on the US blockade of Cuba this week, the US is likely to face opposition from nearly every other government in the world. But, if past experience is any guide, the US will simply ignore this. It will continue exacting unnecessary suffering on the Cuban people...

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US Playing Politics Over Venezuelan Elections

(10) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (17:46)

Nicolas Maduro's victory in the Venezuelan presidential election was narrower than anticipated. Nonetheless, it was clear enough. Yet the US government now seems to be playing politics with the outcome, emboldening Venezuela's opposition coalition by refusing to accept the results and trying to discredit Maduro's mandate.

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Chavismo Set for Another Election Victory - Will Venezuela's Right-Wing Coalition Accept This?

(5) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (10:24)

In three weeks time, Venezuelan’s will vote in their first Presidential contest for 15 years without Hugo Chávez. But Chavismo is set to record yet another victory

There are two frontrunners. Nicolas Maduro, Chávez’s favoured successor, and Henrique Capriles from the self-styled Democratic Unity Roundtable (M.U.D...

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Ecuador's Lessons for Europe's Corridors of Power

(19) Comments | Posted 18 February 2013 | (19:39)

Government after government across Europe has been thrown out since the great recession began to drive back living standards. Whether on the centre-left, such as Gordon Brown and Zapatero, or on the right with Berlusconi and Sarkozy, political rejection has started to look inevitable.

But Rafael...

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