This essay discusses the political consequences that the pandemic has brought to countries under authoritarian regimes, such as China, Russia, and Venezuela.
“Democracies do not die on specific dates or when specific laws are passed in congress. Democracies die in a more subtle manner. They die gradually; not when certain politicians are elected, but when certain ideas permeate the public discourse of an entire country.”
Maduro's dictatorship has exhausted the democratic paths to resolve the crisis in Venezuela. The opposition has also exhausted the electoral and negotiation channels.
“La Resistencia es Libertad,” a new message heard all over Venezuela.
Last week, Venezuela experienced its latest sham election. This time is an “election” to renew the country’s national assembly, which is the only institution controlled by the opposition, and the only institution recognized by the international community.
In this week’s column, Jorge Jraissati studies the relationship between the COVID-19 crisis and the consumer price index in Spain. Jorge has been hearing anecdotes about price increases in Spain, which contradicts the macroeconomic indicators of the country.
Los venezolanos se encuentran en una situación de desespero, frustración, indefensión (inducida a veces) y de resiliencia en el sentido negativo de la palabra que se traduce en un desencanto total, falta de confianza y rechazo a sus "representantes" (tanto usurpadores como pretendidos) Por un lado, se desinfla la dinámica del Interinato que inició con un gran apoyo y expectat
Student Leader and Civil Rights Activist, Piotr Markiełaŭ, Sentenced to 15 Days of Prison in Belarus
It is with a heavy heart that Students For Liberty informs you that our student leader and civil rights activist, Piotr Markiełaŭ, has been once again arrested and jailed by the Belarusian authorities.
In the middle of the biggest economic collapse of any nation in modern times, Venezuela is experiencing a fundamental, and perhaps irreversible, change within its economic system. Since 2019, Venezuela has been driving full throttle towards an economic phenomenon, which I refer to as implicit dollarization.