Sunday , 24 September 2017

Category: Politics and Society

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  • Cristina Gives an Interview

    Cristina Gives an Interview

    She’s back. After slowing down for a few weeks after the primaries, the campaign for October’s midterm elections has resumed and Cristina Kirchner, former president and candidate t ...

  • The Lost Honor of Latin America’s Hard Left

    The Lost Honor of Latin America’s Hard Left

     As right-wing dictators wreaked havoc on Latin America during the last century, left-wing movements played a major role in the struggle for democracy. At that time, such movements ...

  • The Infernal Business of Social Programs

    The Infernal Business of Social Programs

    Roberto Cachanosky explains why ending poverty poverty and social plans would be the worst possible business for politicians.   Social plans became a big business for Kirchner's go ...

  • Solzhenitsyn’s Russian Revolution

    Solzhenitsyn’s Russian Revolution

    A grant from an anonymous donor is enabling the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution – a work which was the Soviet dissident writer’s “li ...

Trump and Francis: White Smoke From the Vatican?

Trump and Francis: White Smoke From the Vatican?

"Give back to Ceasar what is Ceasar’s and to God what is God’s," said Jesus in relation to the taxes paid to the Roman Emperor. In some sense that was a kind of restarting point, ...

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Learn Free or Die

Learn Free or Die

More and more US states are enacting laws that give parents the funds to choose their children’s private schools  Now that there are no more teacher strikes, is everything OK? Wit ...

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New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are Still the World Champions in Institutional Quality; Chile is Still Ahead in Latin America

 The results of the 2017’s Index of Institutional Quality, carried out by Martín Krause, confirm once again that the world champions for institutional quality are still the same: ...

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Our New Institutional Quality Index Is Here

Our New Institutional Quality Index Is Here

Every year Libertad y Progreso, along with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and RELIAL,  develops an index that measures the state of institutions throughout the world, elaboratin ...

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The Invisible Continent

The Invisible Continent

Cuban exile Carlos Alberto Montaner analyses the role Latin America, and its populist regimes, play in international politics.  Latin America is, for better or for worst, the invi ...

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Argentina Kicks Off Plan To Turn Welfare Into Employment

Argentina Kicks Off Plan To Turn Welfare Into Employment

  Companies that hire welfare recipients will receive a subsidy from the State for up to 24 months.  The government kicked off a program that hopes to encourage businesses to empl ...

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Trump Can Take the Lead in Latin America, But He Must Act Soon

Trump Can Take the Lead in Latin America, But He Must Act Soon

  Over the past few weeks, President Trump has deployed a very intense agenda when it comes to the international arena. This has played out in the form of ultimatum(s) to North Ko ...

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Facing Teachers’  Strikes: Two Proposed Solutions

Facing Teachers’ Strikes: Two Proposed Solutions

Mendoza province and Ecuador's leftist government show effective ways to tackle challenge.  Although the evidence from many years shows that the fact that children are in the clas ...

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Maduro Is Still Dangerous

Maduro Is Still Dangerous

Cuban writer Carlos Alberto Montaner explains why Maduro's regime is a threat to the region. Maduro had to rectify his unconstitutional behavior. Venezuela’s Attorney General, Lui ...

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The “Ravioli Factory” to be Fully Operational Within the Executive Branch

The “Ravioli Factory” to be Fully Operational Within the Executive Branch

Mariano Obarrio gives a detailed description of the growth of the Argentine State according to the number of dependencies within each ministry. The increase in the number of minis ...

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