By Alvaro Vargas Llosa | Monday April 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM PST | Comments Off on Venezuela’s Inferno
The decision by Venezuela’s Supreme Court, a political poodle of President Nicolás Maduro, to take over the powers of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has sparked off massive demonstrations that the government’s vicious repression has been unable to stop. Although the decision was reversed a day later, the spirit of rebellion has proven resilient. Three...
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Tags: Latin America, Maduro, Organization of American States, political violence, state oppression, Venezuela
By Abigail R. Hall | Thursday December 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM PST | Comments Off on Venezuela’s “New” Government: Don’t Get Too Excited
In their most recent elections, the people of Venezuela voted to oust many of their elected officials. Just hours after the polls closed, the National Electoral Council reported that the opposition party had won 99 seats in the Venezuelan government. These results generated much excitement, not just in Venezuela, but internationally. Many pointed to...
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Tags: Economics, Elections, F. A. Hayek, James M. Buchanan, Maduro, public choice, Venezuela