By all economic and social accounts, Chile has been the most successful Latin American country of the last generation.
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.
Court-packing fundamentally transform the institution into a political actor, no longer capable of acting as an impartial referee.
Farmers warn that the country could be out of diesel in two weeks, a situation that would paralyze Venezuela’s already decimated food supply.
“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.
On Tuesday, Maduro proposed new legislation that encompasses the privatization of the oil industry, the possibility of returning expropriated companies to their original owners, and the free trade of strategy goods, such as fuel.
Venezuela is constantly over the news given its unprecedented economic collapse. Yet, numerous people still think that the country’s economic hardships were caused by external factors, such as declining oil prices or financial sanctions from the international community. When in reality, the Venezuelan collapse is the direct consequence of the country’s inefficient, distorted, and hostile business environment.