Gustavo Coronel

Gustavo Coronel, author of the Cato Institute study “Corruption, Mismanagement and Abuse of Power in Hugo Chavez”s Venezuela,” was a member of the Board of Directors of Petroleos de Venezuela from 1976-79 and, as president of Agrupacion Pro Calidad de Vida, was the Venezuelan representative to Transparency International from 1996 to 2000.

Will the Frog Jump?


How do you kill a frog? By placing it in a pot of lukewarm water and slowly turning up the heat. If the temperature goes up too quickly, the frog will jump out. But if it goes up just slowly enough, the frog will boil to death. This analogy explains why violent political insurgencies have […]

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A Letter to Danny Glover


Dear Danny: I see that you have accepted an $18 million grant from the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez to produce a film in Venezuela about Toussaint L’Overture, a Haitian hero. As Chairman of TransAfrica Forum, you are opening yourself to criticism, since Dictator Chavez is a close ally of Zimbabwean butcher Robert Mugabe, a despicable […]

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