How to talk like a populist
Criticism of the elite and references to “the people" are common in populist rhetoric. But whether a populist leader champions liberal or conservative policies, the key is to be consistent.
Bolivia opens new military academy to combat US 'imperial oppression'
President Evo Morales said the new academy was Latin America’s answer to the US School of the Americas and its dark history supporting right-wing dictatorships during the Cold War.
Why Venezuela's President Maduro being voted out this year is unlikely
Venezuela's electoral authority announced the next stage of the effort to force a presidential recall referendum cannot start before October, which means the vote itself could not happen until late January.
Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields
President Nicolás Maduro has signed a decree that allows the labor ministry to order "all workers with enough physical capabilities and technical know-how" to join a government drive to increase food production in the context of severe shortages.