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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America on Sunday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border, asking the man in the presidential palace in Caracas to step down for the good of his nation. Check out this article on the subject, that includes comments by one of JGI’s senior policy analyst, Imdat Oner.

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Nicolás Maduro has been one of the main characters in our daily news for the past couple of weeks. With Venezuela going through so much, it is important think about what will happen next. Check out this article by one of JGI’s senior policy analyst, Imdat Oner, that talks about Turkish-Venezuelan relations.

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Imdat Oner, a former Turkish diplomat based in Caracas from 2014 to 2016 who is now a senior policy analyst at the Jack Gordon Institute at Florida International University contributed on a very interesting piece on about developing relations between Turkey and Latin America this week. Check it out!

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President Trump’s visit and speech at FIU was a motivating move for Venezuelans living in the United States. But, could it just be an electoral strategy? Check out this article featuring our Director, Brian Fonseca, that analyzes the reason behind Trump’s visit to our university.

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The deadline for Intelligence Fellowship applications has been extended to March 8th! Get a chance to become a part of the IC-CAE Intelligence Fellowship Program at JGI! Accepted fellows will receive academic training and mentorship towards their competitiveness to land a job in the US intelligence community. Apply now!

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This is one of the first studies disaggregated by ethnicity and race to analyze patterns of government spending and taxation, and is focused on five countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay. The study finds that taxes and spending are mostly colorblind in all countries, and therefore do relatively little to reduce pre-existing gaps in poverty across ethnic and racial lines.

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On Tuesday, February 5th, our director, Brian Fonseca, was featured on a Fox News Rundown Podcast. The discussion dealt with the subject of world leaders taking sides on Venezuela. Check it out now!

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After an unprecedented week in Venezuela that brought violent mass demonstrations, the rise of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó and numerous countries coming to his support, all eyes are now on the armed forces and whether they will remain loyal to President Nicolás Maduro. NBC News quotes our director, Brian Fonseca, while analyzing what the military will do next.

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With Venezuela in economic and political crisis, more than 20 countries have recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president, including the U.S. But if Maduro’s hold on power is slipping, why hasn’t the Venezuelan military stepped in and given him the final push? The BBC looks at some powerful reasons with the contribution of our director, Brian Fonseca.

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On Monday, February 4th, As part of the FIU-CIA Signature School Program, JGI presents Andrew B. Claster. Mr. Claster has been a CIA analyst since 1978, covering North Korea, Cuba, and China. He is a member of CIA’s Senior Analytical Service and Senior Intelligence Service. Mr. Claster covered North Korea from 1989 to 1993 and again from 2003 to the present. He served as National Intelligence Officer for North Korea from 2011 to 2013.

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