This is number 16/2006 and is the last publication for 2006. Voting for December's monthly survey will continue through the holidays until the first week of January. Our report on the FARC's international networks is complete. You may download it here. Please feel free to send in any comments or questions that may arise as you review the report.
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Hugo Chavez has won another 6 years in power. It is likely he will remain
There are at least three triggers that would dramatically increase the threat that Chavez poses to the United States. The first two are well established: oil and nuclear weapons. If Chavez cuts off oil or develops a nuclear program, peaceful or otherwise, he will invoke
The third trigger is a closer relationship with
Meanwhile, activity in