Tag: Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri writes with Michael Shifter in The New York Times: “It’s Not the Time for War Games With Venezuela”

“With last week’s significant deployment of United States naval assets in the Caribbean, the Trump administration upped the ante in its confrontation with the Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. For the past 15 months, the administration has applied ‘maximum pressure’ on Mr. Maduro’s regime, with the hope that the upper echelons …

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Michael Camilleri writes with Catharine Christie in Americas Quarterly: “How the ‘Art of the Deal’ Hurt Latin America’s Corruption Fight”

“One of the bolder claims in Donald Trump’s impeachment defense posits that the U.S. president withheld military aid to Ukraine out of genuine concern over corruption in the former Soviet republic, and not to extract an investigation into a political rival. The assertion might be more plausible were the White …

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Michael Camilleri quoted in POLITICO article, “U.S. plans for Venezuela hit turbulence as Maduro tries Assembly takeover”

“Now, ‘the trend lines point toward increasing authoritarian consolidation, a stronger Nicolas Maduro and a more fragmented opposition,’ said Michael Camilleri, who served in the State Department and the National Security Council during the Obama administration. ‘Those in the opposition who had deluded themselves into thinking Trump was going to …

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Michael Camilleri spoke with France 24, “Evo Morales Steps Down: ‘The People of Bolivia Took to the Streets to Defend Their Democracy, But the Military Gave Morales the Final Push'”

“I think it is too early to call it a coup. Evo Morales clearly created this predicament for himself by violating the constitution and then orchestrating what appears to be a fraudulent election. The people of Bolivia reacted to that. They took to the streets for weeks to try to …

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