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Raul Gallegos is a political risk adviser to Fortune 250 companies, an award-winning author, and media commentator who specializes in advising business leaders how to anticipate and mitigate adversity, drawing from decades of experience in emerging economies and high-risk situations.

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Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela

Crude Nation (2016) is a modern cautionary tale that tells the story of how the country with the largest oil reserves in the world ended in the worst crisis in recorded history. The book has been recommended by The New York Times, the Financial Times and The Guardian newspapers, as a must read. Crude Nation has been praised by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Ian Bremmer, and Moises Naim, and was cited in the show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Crude Nation was awarded the Christopher J. Welles Memorial Prize by the Columbia Journalism School. It was translated into Spanish by Grupo Planeta as Cuando Se Jodió Venezuela. Buy the book here.

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