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From Ineptitude to Tragedy: Economic Freedom in Venezuela

From Ineptitude to Tragedy: Economic Freedom in Venezuela

By ADRIEL MARTINEZ Currently ranked as 175th, out of 178, in the 2014 index of economic freedom, Venezuela has one of the worst climates for economic and civil rights freedoms. Venezuela has been suffering from governmental corruption, oppression, hyperinflation, and violence for over two decades. First under the charismatic Hugo Chavez and now under his hand-picked lap dog, Nicolás Maduro. […]

by · December 8, 2014 · 0 comments · The Money Issue
‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

BY COLTON CALANDRELLA Unfortunately, in many parts of the world prejudice and hatred against homosexuals prevail as the status quo. Uganda recently passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in extremely harsh terms. President Obama condemned Uganda’s anti-gay law almost as vociferously as the law itself condemned homosexuality. He was not alone; countless Western leaders joined him in denouncing the law as […]

Ebbing the Flow

Ebbing the Flow

BY KIMON STEPHANOPOLOUS Every so often, a rickety, dilapidated boat sets sail for Australian docks from Indonesia. For many brave men, women, and children, the heaviest baggage is that dreadful uncertainty, the knowledge that when they arrive on the shores of one of the most prosperous countries of the modern world, they might be turned away. In Australia’s history, asylum seekers […]

The Indefinite Nightmare

The Indefinite Nightmare

BY SARAH NESBITT Politics is often characterized by transience; opinions and policies oscillate from day to day with little warning. But for Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, it seems, everything is indefinite: dictatorship, military service terms, punitive detention, and Eritrean citizenship. Now in his twentieth consecutive year of presidency, Isaias has manipulated his period of elected rule into an endless, totalitarian one. […]