The way a former Chávez minister came to be a critic of Maduro and a Trump supporter shows how a certain way of thinking makes you prone to conspiracy theories and political cults
Venezuelans abroad have to endure, among the usual hardships of forced migration, being called by the Left all kinds of things just for rejecting the regime that destroyed their country.
All kinds of irregularities surround the incarceration of more than 800 political prisoners in Venezuela, among them the first vice-president of the National Assembly. Are they still isolated, waiting for their fates to be decided over a talk in Norway?
The new report by the CEPR, “Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela” written by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot, is generating sympathy for the chavista cause in the liberal media at a critical moment, but it’s already being challenged by the heavyweights.
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