Expert Commentary

Venezuela: From Richest Country in Latin America to “Basket Case”

Ambassador Patrick Duddy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela

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The Author is Ambassador Patrick Duddy

Ambassador Patrick Duddy served as the U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (DAS) for the Western Hemisphere. He is now Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University.

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