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.
Will Corporate Debt Set Off the Next Financial Crisis?


Corporate debt was not one of the big culprits of the financial crisis a decade ago. But it might well be next time around.

Never Look Away: A Cinematic Masterpiece for Our Times


A deep theme of the film is the rebellion of the individual against all forms of oppressive ideology and political control.

Two Years After the UK’s Landmark Vote to Leave the European Union, Brexit Is a Farce


Brexit continues to revolve around a basic dilemma: to break up the United Kingdom or to break up Ireland.

Venezuela on the Brink


The wind of history seems to be carrying Venezuela towards victory, even though it is as yet unclear when.

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.

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