Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

This article was written by Rocio Cara Labrador and originally appeared on Council on Foreign Relations on November 30, 2018. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. Venezuela, home to the world’s largest oil reserves, is a case study in the perils of petrostatehood. Since its discovery in the 1920s, oil has taken Venezuela on an exhilarating but … Continue reading Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

Venezuelans in Brazil: Challenges of Protection

This article was written by João Carlos Jarochinski Silva and Liliana Lyra Jubilut and originally appeared on E-International Relations on July 12, 2018. It is reproduced here under CC BY-NC 4.0. Since 2015, with the deepening of the crisis in Venezuela, and the consequent increase in displacement, with 5000 Venezuelans leaving their homes every day; Brazil has been receiving an unknown number of Venezuelans, with … Continue reading Venezuelans in Brazil: Challenges of Protection

IMF Censures Venezuela

"2015 World Bank Group / International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings" / April 13, 2015 / Simone D. McCourtie - World Bank / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

After failing to receive the appropriate economic information from the Venezuelan government, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a declaration of censure against Venezuela.