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How an Aruba Taxi Driver Saves $17,000 Bootlegging Venezuela Gas

  (Bloomberg) — How does an Aruban taxi driver who shuttles mostly U.S. visitors around the Dutch Caribbean save $17,000 a year? By sailing to Venezuela to buy the world’s cheapest fuel. The driver, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because what he’s doing Read More

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Obama is Hostile Toward Venezuela

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   When President Obama was first elected, in 2008, much of the world waited to see what sort of changes he would introduce in the relationship of the U.S. towards the rest of the planet. In fact, he was prematurely Read More

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Race, Venezuela and the Legacy of Chavez

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In January 2004, as the president of TransAfrica Forum, I had the honor of leading the first African American delegation to meet with the leaders of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution.  It was important for us to conduct this visit Read More

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Democracy on Trial

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist On Election Day, I found myself thinking about Venezuela. In the context of a hotly contested race for the presidency of the country, all reports indicated that the Venezuelan elections were handled smoothly with very few problems.  This was true Read More