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Socialism: The Problem of Venezuela (and Latin America)

The economic, political and social disaster of Venezuela is the result of leading a nation to socialism. There are two ways to achieve this goal: the revolution, proposed by Karl Marx; and the progressivism, introduced by the Fabians—an English school that promotes the transition...

Expropriation of Private Property: the Socialist Dream of Bill de Blasio, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez

With the rising influence of socialism in the Democratic Party, and the real power and influence of groups like the Democratic Socialists of America, it’s hardly outlandish to suggest that the ideology is playing an increasingly important role on the national stage. Bernie Sanders,...

Analysts: Nicaragua’s Ortega using Venezuelan tactics to suppress opposition

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is following the playbook of the socialist regime in Venezuela to violently crush the opposition, observers say. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has refused to step down, calling early elections and has vowed to remain in power at least until his current...

The International Community Dooms Nicaragua to Repeat Venezuelan Experience

In Venezuela, at least four processes of dialogue have taken place between the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro and the representatives of the Venezuelan official opposition in the last four years. All in vain. Unfruitful. Small victories for the regime. Achieving nothing for the society...

Venezuela: Maduro Announces 40% Minimum Wage Increase for New Year

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday, just before the new year, a 40 percent increase in the minimum wage — as a protection for Venezuelans against ongoing aggression. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event in Caracas, Venezuela. | Photo: Reuters Effective January 1, the...

Under Socialism 60% of Venezuelan Businesses Have Closed

During the last five years of “socialism” in Venezuela, 60% of its businesses have closed, in the wake of the serious economic crisis and the draconian controls imposed by the Nicolás Maduro regime. Under the socialist yoke of Chavez and Maduro, Venezuelan entrepreneurs have suffered...

Castro’s conundrum: finding a post-communist model Cuba can follow

TODAY CUBA - When US President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on Cuba in June 2017, he professed his administration’s aim was to “encourage greater freedom for the Cuban people and economic interaction”. Raúl Castro, who took over from his brother Fidel in 2008, has...

Ecuador’s populist electoral victory for Moreno shows erosion of democracy

(Q24N) After 10 years in power, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa will step down. However, political power isn’t falling far from the tree. Correa’s hand-picked successor and former vice president, Lenin Moreno, has declared victory against liberal banker Guillermo Lasso. The election has calmed fears...

What is Costa Rica?

QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought itself somewhere between capitalism and socialism and cannot define which slot feels the most comfortable so we have a continuum. confusing mixed salad. Sometimes the government means well, but more than...

In Venezuela, Socialism is so Absurd, Some People Don’t Realize It’s the Cause of Their Suffering

Young Venezuelans have no memory of when foreign exchange control did not exist. (Youtube)(Today Venezuela) Talking to the common people in a revolutionary socialist country is like an experience from science fiction — a journey through time or out of this reality. After decades of...

How Venezuela’s experiment with ’21st century socialism’ failed

When a Venezuelan entrepreneur we know launched a manufacturing company in western Venezuela two decades ago, he never imagined he’d one day find himself facing jail time over the toilet paper in the factory’s restrooms. But Venezuela has a way of turning yesterday’s unimaginable into...

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