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The Venezuela test

Government | What does it take to make a nation long endure?
by Joel Belz
Posted 2/28/19, 02:12 pm

If it really happens that the socialist government of Venezuela is upended sometime during the next few months, the question will look bigger and bigger: Who gets to shape the government of Venezuela’s future?

It’s not a binary choice. Every student of foreign affairs should be reminded that the disappearance of one bad dude doesn’t necessarily mean he’s been replaced by an angel from heaven. 

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Cutting off Planned Parenthood’s allowance

Abortion | A White House proposal would end indirect funding of abortions by taxpayers
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 2/25/19, 05:50 pm

The Trump administration issued proposed rules last week that would disqualify Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from receiving federal family planning funds.

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Maduro closes Venezuela-Brazil border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/22/19, 11:23 am

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in a televised address Thursday said he blocked the country’s border with Brazil to interrupt plans to bring aid into the country on Saturday. Maduro said the blockade was to “protect the people” from what he repeatedly called a military invasion. He also shut down the country’s air and sea connections with the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.

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