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Venezuela: The man-made disaster continues

The space of separation between calmness and chaos is very thin. That is largely the cyclical rhythm of its recent history. The deep economic and social emergency and the institutional fracture have made the country a territory in which the usual notions of political confrontation are meaningless. Polarization is much more than that, and frequently – after two decades of struggle between Chavismo and the opposition, military actions, failed ...Read full article...

Costa Rica descends into tyranny

When warned about the dangers of a totalitarian state, people believe that it is impossible. It is a conspiracy theory, they say. Their ignorance does not allow them to see beyond their noses. The story is always the same: tyranny grows from within a nation and slowly reproduces itself while the population is distracted by campaigns of fear, propaganda and coercion instilled by the government that are gladly accepted ...Read full article...

The new poverty in Latin America

The continent will continue to be poor, perhaps even more, unless educational programs are radically transformed. A new reality demands educational systems that emphasize critical thinking rather than memorization and schools that have the means to make these efforts feasible. Why? Because technology will not wait for anyone to get up to speed and the new wealth is not money, but data. The stupidity of Latin American bureaucrats has ...Read full article...

Latin America facing uncertainty

The most important integration projects of the 90s had their roots in the crisis that the international economic system, designed at Bretton Woods in 1944. The detachment of agreed rules and structures in the mid-1940s favored a determined liberalization of the international economy that, among its ingredients, also had the gradual formation of new commercial blocks. The European Union, NAFTA in North America and Mercosur in South America represented ...Read full article...

Traditional Educational Systems perpetuate Inequality in Latin America

Are kids who go to a traditional school in a better position than those who, due to financial limitations, stay home helping around or working during the day and going to high school at night? Perhaps it will be surprising to know that of the top 7 billionaires in the world today, only one of them went through the formal, traditional education system. The other six did not. How ...Read full article...

Latin America poverty linked to high levels of corruption

Imagine you have a million dollars to spare and you want to invest the money in a developing country. What’s the first aspect you look at before investing? Apparently, foreign capital looks at corruption levels first. For developing or third world nations, it is difficult to attract foreign or even local investment if conditions do not allow for investors to feel safe about whether their cash will ever make ...Read full article...

The opportunity for Latin America to end inequality

The region and its inhabitants face high levels of inequality, inefficient investment in education and low labor productivity. We live in a world in accelerated transformation, in which changes occur rapidly at the technological, migratory and demographic levels. Despite the uncertainty and challenges that come with it, many of these changes are positive, such as greater life expectancy or the emergence of new professional opportunities for people who are ...Read full article...

Hunger and obesity: The world of the malnourished

What would you say if I told you that a huge arsenal of nutritious food is needed to help annihilate the great beast in the 21st century: hunger? Today, hunger still condemns the lives of 821.6 million people. One in nine goes to bed without having eaten the minimum calories for their daily activity, as revealed in the latest report “The State of Food Safety and Nutrition in the ...Read full article...

Latin America is the most violent region in the world

Central America leads the homicide rate in the world with 62.1 per 100,000 inhabitants getting killed in a small region that connects the south to the north of the continent. Global organized crime, including Central American gangs to the gangs that traffic with migrants to the Russian mafia, is responsible for the same number of deaths as those caused by all the armed conflicts in the world, from the ...Read full article...

Trump’s wall was Mexico

The agreement reached on Friday night between the United States and Mexico leaves a bittersweet feeling and an air of defeat before the first real challenge that the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced since he came to power six months ago. The covers of the main Mexican newspapers used all kinds of flowery words to explain an agreement that avoided the 5% tariff on Mexican products ...Read full article...

Playing with hunger and misery in Venezuela

Humanitarian aid, according to international law, is by definition neutral and impartial. Its purpose is to save lives. This was recalled by the vice secretary general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, former environment minister of Nigeria, during a meeting with journalists in Madrid on Tuesday. “We are very clear on the principles of humanitarian aid, and in the case of Venezuela there is an attempt to politicize it”, ...Read full article...

Is a US-staged False-Flag in Venezuela Coming?

False flags are a US tradition, dating from the mid-19th century against Mexico, a pretext to steal half its territory.  Numerous others followed, supported by major media propaganda, serving as a collective imperial mouthpiece, essential to make schemes work. False flags are pretexts for militarism, naked aggression, colonizing nations, looting their resources, and exploiting their people, along with domestic repression against nonbelievers – 9/11 the mother of them all. ...Read full article...

Guaido is guilty of Sedition, Treason

Guaidó is guilty of the highest of high crimes a citizen can commit against his or her nation – plotting to overthrow its democratically elected ruling authorities. Complicit with the Trump regime, wanting Venezuela transformed into another US vassal state, maybe by naked aggression if other tactics fail, Guaidó is guilty of sedition, treason or both. He should be arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, sentenced and imprisoned longterm – not ...Read full article...

Regime Change in Venezuela would be ruthless and brutal

Venezuela Is An Opportunity For Russia And China To Change The World Nothing better illustrates Washington’s opposition to democracy and self-determination than the blatantly public coup Washington has organized against the properly elected president of Venezuela. Washington has been trying to overthrow the Venezuelan government for years. Washington wants the state-owned oil company to be privatized so that it can fall into the hands of US oil companies. That ...Read full article...

This is the REAL reason why the US wants regime change in Venezuela

Can you imagine what would happen if the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, with the help from Mitch McConnell, declared herself the new president of the United States of America, and then asked China and the US Army to assist her in throwing out the current lawfully-elected president, Donald J. Trump? The United States is not concerned with undemocratic policies in Venezuela, or whether people there have food ...Read full article...
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