Is China striving for political influence in Latin America or just trading? The answer is essential to deciphering the intentions behind the historic expansion of the Middle Kingdom’s economic relations with Latin America
The voters of the world have had quite a year: They rejected Colombia’s peace deal; split Britain from the European Union; endorsed a Thai Constitution that curtails democracy; and, in Hungary, backed the government’s plan to restrict refugbreees
How many leaders have accepted their blame? A few, yes. But when the absence of self-criticism comes from the left, socialism and communism, which self-proclaim as defenders of the poor, corruption hurts three times as much.
The reality of Venezuela demanded a recall referendum as the path to be followed, since a constitutional amendment was blocked by the judges of the Government making up the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice.
The Venezuelan government has become one of the world’s cruelest teasers. It has created unspeakable hardships for the populace and, at the same time, is taking advantage of those hardships to introduce new forms of political control.