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.”
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.
Pope Francis has manifested on numerous occasions his anti-capitalist vision of the world. In his latest encyclical, entitled Fratelli Tutti, Francis argues that the COVID-19 crisis exposed inherent problems of the free market system.
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.