As the implosion of Venezuela’s economy accelerates and the capital Caracas remains plagued by power outages, socialist “President” Hugo Chavez and the Russian regime announced myriad new agreements including a multi-billion dollar proposed arms package and increased cooperation in the fields of nuclear energy and oil exploration.
In his latest paranoid crackdown on free speech, socialist Venezuelan “President” Hugo Chavez arrested the chief of the last critical television network as well as a popular former governor. Their alleged crimes: criticizing the regime.
Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and unforgiving.
Olavo de Carvalho, an author and philosopher, is renowned as one of Brazil’s preeminent thinkers. He played a leading role in exposing subversive leftist organizations like the Foro de São Paulo in his work as a writer for some of Brazil’s most influential publications. In the course of writing an article about the socialist resurgence in Latin America, I interviewed Carvalho for The New American magazine.
Socialist Bolivian President Evo Morales, not satisfied with the results of the United Nations’ COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, announced this week that he will be hosting his own global-warming summit.