“We have to understand the realities of our people. We need to familiarize ourselves with their talents, struggles, and goals. By doing this, we will be able to design policies to maximize their talents and mitigate their deficiencies, which is the only way to develop our nations.”
On last Friday, the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro seized the building of El Nacional, the most important newspaper of Venezuela, which has over 75 years of history.
Since forever, Latin America has been in a perpetual state of political turmoil and social unrest. The consequences of this are multiple.
While the UN World Food Programme will help hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in need, one has to remember that a true economic recovery is only possible after a political transition to democracy is achieved in Venezuela.
“What I propose is to make universal what today belongs to a privileged minority. Let’s empower our people, by giving them not only the access but also the necessary tools to join the globalized world and, therefore, the process of economic development.”
Heavy Conflicts between the Venezuelan army and guerrilla groups have resulted in over 5000 Venezuelans crossing the border to Colombia out of fear.
In February, China bought over 500 thousand barrels per day of Venezuelan oil, the purchases were carried by “phantom companies,” and through “dark voyages.”
Maduro’s new economic proposals entail the deepening of Venezuela’s implicit dollarization, and the Soviet-style privatization of strategic economic sectors, such as the country's oil industry.