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Democracy in Venezuela is under attack by rebels

In the last few weeks, far-right political gangs have led violent protests in Venezuela as they attempt to destabilize the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. On Feb. 12, two community leaders participating in a national celebration were assassinated by right-wing gunmen.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: Grinch did not steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Latin America becoming economic powerhouse

YOUNG VOICES: Latin America becoming economic powerhouse

I was visiting a few weeks ago with a friend who had just gotten back from a two-month business trip in Latin America. We were speaking about how Latin American nations are truly growing. The discussion progressed to how they will become the new contenders of the world.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am

Chavez death brings uncertainty, hope to oil patch

HOUSTON | Following Tuesday's death of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela faces near-term political uncertainty that could bring further turmoil to its oil industry.

March 06, 2013 3:50 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lingering Cold War legacy in Cuba is fading

Cuba’s President Raul Castro has made notable news by announcing on Feb. 24 that he will retire from that office in 2018. His older brother Fidel stepped down from the same post in 2008, after turning 85 years of age.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

GUEST COMMENTARY: The Grinch didn't steal Christmas, and other good news

"Nattering nabobs of negativism," is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative announcements of Spiro Agnew, vice president in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

January 05, 2013 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Who cares what Danny Glover thinks, anyway?

MARK KIESLING: Who cares what Danny Glover thinks, anyway?

So now we finally know where Danny Glover stands on the standoff in Indianapolis over labor issues, and I can sleep easier.

March 02, 2011 12:00 am
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