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.
Africans on the Move: Impressions versus Facts


The real story of African migration has little to do with the headlines and everything to do with domestic dynamics that the outside world barely understands.

Trump’s Trade War Makes Us All Losers


The commercial war between the world’s superpower and the Chinese dictatorship has affected the U.S. economy, which has dropped from an annual rate of growth of 4 percent to 2 percent.

Greece’s New Leader Promises Free-Market Reforms


Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s new prime minister promises free-market reforms and is challenging Europe and the IMF on the issue of taxes.

Trump’s Mexican Poodle


A leader of Latin America’s anti-imperialist left turned into Washington’s docile poodle.

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.

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