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World Leaders

World Leaders news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 20, 2009

    Chavez for Life?

    There are at least three reasons why the world should congratulate Venezuela's Hugo Chávez on his recent success abolishing term limits.

    Chesa Boudin

  • February 16, 2009

    A New Turn in Latin America?

    Venezuela's Hugo Chávez is willing to engage in direct talks with President Obama. How will this effect US policy in the region?


  • November 25, 2008

    Sean Penn Reflects on the Realities of Chavez and Castro

    Actor-director Sean Penn debunks the many myths surrounding Cuba's Raúl Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez.

    VideoNation and Brett Story

  • November 25, 2008

    Conversations With Chavez and Castro

    Conversations with Raul Castro about Obama, Guantánamo and the Pentagon; and with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on human rights in his country and the next US administration.

    Sean Penn

  • March 10, 2008

    Fidel Castro, the First Superdelegate

    The retired Cuban dictator has played a vital role in every U.S. presidential election for the last fifty years.

    Greg Grandin

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  • February 21, 2008

    Chavez’s Fix

    Is Venezuela's president undoing his country's experiment in democracy?

    Daniel Wilkinson

  • February 20, 2008

    Castro and the Colossus

    He caused the Cuban people much suffering, but the giant to the north bears even greater responsibility for the island's plight.

    Robert Scheer

  • February 20, 2008

    The Day After Fidel

    Most authoritarians leave office in a coup or a coffin. Fidel Castro is leaving on his own terms.

    Peter Kornbluh

  • January 4, 2008

    Benazir’s Bequest

    In the shock, power grabs and crackdowns that followed Benazir Bhutto's assassination, it's easy to forget that the greatest casualty in Pakistan is the rule of law.

    Amy Wilentz

  • December 28, 2007

    Benazir Bhutto: A Death Foretold

    For all her pro-American rhetoric, many in Benazir Bhutto's party held America responsible for the "judicial murder" of her father. Will Bhutto's assassination have a like impact?

    Graham Usher