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    Long Live the 'Cuban Twitter'

    Cubans have lived on an information desert island for more than 50 years. Ten million people, once a vibrant part of the world — in tune with it and contributing to it, receiving information and even immigrants — were cut off soon after Fidel Castro took over in 1959. That … More

    Venezuela Arrests More Key Opposition Leaders on Unjustified Charges

    A recent uptick in politically motivated arrests of politicians has hit Venezuela. The Venezuelan government is targeting prominent opposition leaders throughout the country, using trumped-up, baseless charges in an effort to break the back of the democratic opposition and quell the countrywide protests. Opposition leaders in Venezuela have long been … More

    Venezuela: Heritage Pays Attention

    For over two weeks, Venezuela has been engulfed in massive anti-government protests and violent reprisals from the government. Yet attention to the situation has been minimal. As Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) stated Tuesday, “There is no indication that the administration is even thinking too much about Venezuela.” Last week a … More

    Why Americans Should Care about Venezuela's Fight for Freedom

    While the uprising in Venezuela is getting lots less news coverage than the turmoil in Ukraine, the outcome is of equal importance — if not more — to the United States. Why? Geography. Quite simply, though not understating the importance of the results of “East versus West” in Ukraine, Venezue-la … More

    Ukrainians and Venezuelans Demand What Their Neighbors Have: Economic Freedom

    The images flashing around the world of courageous freedom fighters in the streets of Kyiv, Caracas, and other cities and towns in Ukraine and Venezuela are compelling. Why are these people risking their lives? For freedom, that’s why. And how do they know they don’t have it? Because they can … More

    The Protesters' Cry for Freedom

    The international scene in the past couple of weeks was supposed to be a smiling gathering of nations for the Olympics. That has been overshadowed by violence in Ukraine and Venezuela, where protesters are demanding leadership that would address their concerns of freedom, both personal and economic. Where is President … More

    Why Venezuela's Chaos Matters to Us

    As we have been reporting, Venezuela is in chaos. What Americans may not realize is how the South American country’s turmoil affects our interests. Venezuela has many crises, but when inflation has doubled in the past year and basic necessities like toilet paper and electricity are lacking, the people revolt. … More

    Obama Silent as Venezuelan Government Violently Represses Democratic Opposition

    Thousands of supporters and opponents of Venezuela’s socialist government have taken to the streets this past week. Initiated by student groups, the protestors are voicing their grievances against soaring crime rates, high inflation, a shortage of basic goods, and a lack of political and economic freedom. All the while, the … More

    Murder of Beauty Queen Highlights Violence in Venezuela

    Over the holiday, beauty queen Monica Spears and her husband were gunned down while visiting her home country of Venezuela. The couple was traveling with their five-year-old daughter when their car broke down. As they waited for help, armed robbers assaulted the family. While the child survived with only a … More

    What Makes Black Friday Possible?

    Black Friday has come and gone in the United States. As you’re surely aware, millions of shoppers are spent the day after Thanksgiving pouring into stores searching for bargains. True to the nature of capitalism, that’s good for the buyers and good for the sellers as well. In Venezuela, a … More