Posts by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute. His Independent books include Global Crossings, Liberty for Latin America, and The Che Guevara Myth.
A Mexican Crash Course on Free Markets


The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador—known as AMLO—has entered a crash course on the ravages of populism and statism.

Nicaragua’s Ortega Assaults Remaining Champion of Free Speech


Ortega tightens grip on power amid widespread rebellion.

Where Is Latin America Going?


Reform is within reach, but several obstacles remain.

Is Brazil About to Elect a Right-Wing Populist for President?


Understanding the motives behind the populist trend.

Ten Years after Lehman—Will It Happen Again?


The overdo increase of artificially low-interest rates could prove disastrous because of unhealthy debt levels and asset inflation.

The Truth about Turkey


Mounting debt and rising inflation are driving Turkey’s financial crisis.

Soccer Champions ... and Immigrants


The World Cup offers an example of assimilation and cooperation.

Mounting Debt Isn’t Just Italy’s Problem


The United States has serious debt problems that have not been addressed since the financial crisis shook the world a decade ago—they have actually been compounded.

Another Latin American Tyrant: Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega


Given that Venezuela monopolizes whatever interest there is in Latin America these days, we pay insufficient attention to another tyranny—that of Daniel Ortega.

The Other Money Heist


Sometimes fiction offers better lessons in political economy than reality.

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