The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights outs Hugo Chavez
From the give credit where credit is due file: The Washington Post editorializes today on the damning Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on Venezuela that was issued last week. The evisceration of Venezuela’s democracy is laid out in dispassionate detail–the judicial and media crackdowns, the elimination of the private sector and the targeted use of violence against any and all opposition. Our tendency has | Read More »
John Bolton grades the Obama Administration’s foreign policy record
As part of part of Hillsdale College’s DC-based Kirby Center for the Constitution and Citizenship “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture series, John Bolton spoke at the Heritage Foundation today. 9/11 is of course a somber anniversary for our country, and a fitting moment to reflect on how how American foreign policy is being shaped in the post-George W. Bush era. In Ambassador Bolton’s view, it is not | Read More »
Keep an eye on Caracas
There are some interesting regional elections going on in Venezuela today, which, following on the failed Constitutional referendum of last year, could spell serious trouble for Hugo Chavez. Daniel at Venezuela News and Views is live-blogging the day. The Carter Center could not be reached for comment.