Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

Articles

  • Venezuelan Crisis

    This is a video podcast for my International Politics class about the Venezuelan crisis. My students have been analyzing the situation and will reflect on the options, considering the role of the International Community, and the United Nations.

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  • A brief look at Chavismo

    Chávez came to power with the promise to remove all vestiges associated with democratic institutions. First, he had tried through a military insurrection, that ended with a balance of dozens of deaths. After this military failure, he opted for the electoral route and finally reached victory. In the proclamations of the attempted coup of the 4F (1992), criticism of democracy[…]

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  • Making the case for democracy in Venezuela

    Venezuelans have become involuntary pawns of the never-ending ideological global battle between left and right. The struggle democrats in Venezuela have undertaken has been reduced to a “minority in the hands of the far-right” (that’s one school of thought), or “shameless beggars waiting for crumbs” (the regime’s talking point). There is very little (to none) mention to the almost 20[…]

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  • Venezuela Crisis Reading List

    I have compiled a list of articles that can help put the pieces together on the most recent episode in the Venezuelan crisis: 1) Why Regime Change Is Now On the Table in Venezuela: wapo.st/2RBsWNr by Patricia Laya 2) Venezuela’s Lessons for American Socialists: bloom.bg/2WBohyR by Noah Smith 3) Trump Makes the Right Decision for Venezuela: bloom.bg/2Wyyxbj by Eli Lake[…]

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  • The other January 23rd

    Venezuelan crisis has reached a new high as tensions escalate with the international community and the opposition joining efforts furthering in the isolation of Nicolas Maduro and his regime. On January 10th, the day set by the constitution, Maduro took the oath of office before the Supreme Court, instead of the National Assembly. This triggered an immediate response from the[…]

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

Political scientist

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera
Florida
U.S.A.
Email: tropicalparthenon@mail.com