As Maduro pushes his country to the brink, Moscow and Beijing gain footholds in the Western hemisphere.
The Middle East is in a shambles, as Iranian proxy wars and other wars dominate Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Mali and Egypt.
China wants secure routes for its goods and Russia wants to be a global influencer by using Russian oil companies and state-run banks as a credit line to struggling South American nations.
Renewables have hidden costs that exceed their purported benefits.
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