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The Sad Song of Venezuela

BY CHARLES FIERTZ When the famed Chilean author, Isabel Allende, had to leave her native country in the wake of the military coup against leftist president Salvador Allende in 1973, she and her family fled to the safety and stability of Venezuela, then a beacon among the tumult of Latin America. In a recent interview, […]

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Scraping the Barrel: Oil-Dependent Venezuela in Free-Fall

When the 14-year rule of the populist President Hugo Chávez came to an end upon his death in 2013, Venezuela was already well down the path to instability. Chávez’s death made way for his handpicked successor Nicolás Maduro who, in stark contrast to Chávez’s cult of personality, many Venezuelans have come to fear and loathe.

The Venezuelan economy – which remains heavily reliant on oil exports – was hit sharply by the drop in global crude oil prices in 2013. Without the same capital to line the public coffers for popular social programs, this exposed the vulnerabilities in the Chávez-era economic policies and set the country on a path towards increased unemployment, poverty and inflation. More focused on consolidating executive power than meaningful reform, President Maduro has pushed Venezuela into a dangerously precarious position – from rampant inflation fueled by food and medical shortages, to increased violence and criminal impunity on the streets.

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Fragile States Index 2018: Issues of Fragility Touch the World’s Richest and Most Developed Countries in 2018

BY J.J. MESSNER It certainly felt like a tumultuous year in 2017. As the wars in Syria and Yemen ratcheted up in intensity, Qatar was suddenly politically, economically and physically isolated from its neighbors, Catalonia moved forward on its attempts to separate from Spain, Venezuela fell further into chaos, the United Kingdom continued to struggle […]

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Congratulations to FFP's Marcel Maglo, who accepted his International Alumni Award for Exceptional Humanitarian and Service Achievement from @kennesawstate

#Yemen tops the #FragileStatesIndex by @fundforpeace. Today, more than 10 million people nationwide experience extreme #hunger, with some 238,000 Yemenis suffering from what the IPC calls “catastrophic hunger”, meaning that they are starving to death.

The Fragile 15 | Behind the rankings, lives upended

What life looks like on the ground in 15 fragile states.

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FFP’s Hannah Blyth discussed #VPSHR implementation and security due diligence at the #OECDMinerals Responsible Mineral Suppy Chains Forum with @fredericchenais @HumanSecurityCH @dcaf_ppps @foreignoffice @Total @OECD_BizFin

FFP extends our deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Matthew Oguche and our @mercycorps partners on the loss of their staff member Faye Mooney in Kaduna State. Their contributions to peace in Nigeria will be remembered by all who had the honor of working with them.

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“The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, extends his heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friend...

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How will global #conflicts affect #sustainable #security in 2019? @fundforpeace has been studying the trends.

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