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Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Tristan Kitchin March 19, 2013 0

The relationship between the USA and Venezuela over the past decade can only be described as shaky at best. Ever since Chavez’s rise to power in 1998 the two nations have struggled to meet

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Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Tristan Kitchin March 13, 2013 0

  Al Capone, one of America’s most famous gangsters, rose to fame as the leader of the Chicago Mafia during the Prohibition era. Born in 1899, into a respectable family living in Brooklyn, Capone

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Life after Chavez

Life after Chavez

Tristan Kitchin March 12, 2013 0

  Chavez, the self-proclaimed revolutionary, actually gained power legally through the 1998 elections. He may have won the Presidency by popular vote, but much of what was passed during his 13 years in office

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The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

The Venezuelan Elections: Henrique Capriles

Tristan Kitchin March 8, 2013 0

As Venezuela mourns the loss of President Hugo Chavez and people gather in the capital Caracas for his funeral today, we look at one of the candidates to replace the man who became one

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Goodbye Chavez: A New Start in Venezuela?

Goodbye Chavez: A New Start in Venezuela?

Tristan Kitchin March 6, 2013 0

  Yesterday, (Tuesday March 5th) at the age of 58, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed away. Chavez had been undergoing a prolonged battle against cancer ever since it was first detected in mid-2011, and

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Labour’s Mansion Tax: Good Politics, Bad Policy.

Labour’s Mansion Tax: Good Politics, Bad Policy.

Tristan Kitchin February 18, 2013 2

  Last week Ed Miliband announced his plans to introduce a new mansion tax on houses worth over £2 million, using the money raised from this to cut taxes for those on the lowest

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Good PR on The Falklands is crucial to Argentina’s failing Government.

Good PR on The Falklands is crucial to Argentina’s failing Government.

Tristan Kitchin February 11, 2013 1

An economy without growth, a labour market without jobs, and accusations of corrupt government figures; is there any wonder Argentina is so obsessed with the Falklands?   Last week, for the first time in

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