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How Venezuela went from a wealthy South American country to a failing state


Depredation ... The story of the oil bonanza is inscribed on the land around Lake Maracaibo, and on the lake itself. It’s an enormous shallow estuary, five thousand square miles, in the hot, dry, northwest corner of Venezuela ... Oil leaks from the pipelines shine in gassy, muted rainbows. The leaks have reportedly multiplied since Chávez nationalized seventy-six oil-services companies,...

Donald Trump’s Popularity in Lexington, NC


Following the surprising rise and election of Donald Trump, many think pieces have been penned about why it is that so many millions of voters were drawn to such a controversial and unconventional candidate. While Hillary Clinton dominated the coasts and cities, garnering strong support from those with a college degree, Donald Trump ruled the rural areas, the so-called...