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The results of the Colombian election last Sunday were not a surprise.  Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, whose party Centro Democratico is associated with former president Alvaro Uribe, won 29.25% of the vote, while incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos representing Partido de la U garnered 25.69%, a margin of over 450,000 votes between the two.  This sends

Although news headlines have focused on the severe challenges to world order stemming from the crisis in Ukraine and the continuing conflicts in the Middle East, mounting economic and political problems in Venezuela have profound implications for the United States and the countries of the Western Hemisphere and for international companies with investments in one