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Ruling with one foot in the grave

Algeria’s president is the latest in a long line of heads of state who are too ill to do their job properly

Venezuela teeters on the brink of collapse – just as Zimbabwe does

The parallels with another country in crisis — Zimbabwe — helps to explain why Venezuela is collapsing

Maduro ready for talks with opposition, early parliamentary polls

Last week Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty when the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself 'acting president'

​As Venezuela crumbles in financial disarray, so too does the pink tide of socialism

Many believed Chávez would lead the world from capitalism to socialism, but an over-reliance on oil has seen his leftist vision disintegrate.

Dying to use Chavez’s glass hearse

A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.

Letters to the editor: May 9 to 15 2014

No convincing left-wing intellectual model exists to substantiate the aspirations and claims of a "developmental state", says one M&G reader.

Why are young people dying in Venezuela?

The M&G spoke to Juan Mejia, spokesperson for the party at the forefront of the biggest anti-government protests in Venezuela in a decade.

Death toll rises as Venezuela protesters clash with troops

Security forces and protesters have fought around Venezuela, with scores injured and arrested since violence broke out just over a week ago.

If the cap fits: Revolutionary hats, berets and beanies

As Julius Malema's beret gains in popularity locally, Percy Zvomuya takes a look at the political significance of different headgear.

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