Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

Articles

  • 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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  • Democracy Decline, Multiculturalism and Global Immigration Crisis: Challenges of the Post-democratic Age

    Prepared for delivery at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association October 10-13, 2018, Orlando, Florida The rise of nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and racism (ECRI, 2016) has dominated the political, social and economic debate, expressed in the critical approaches to unexpected political outcomes with unsettling social and economic consequences: Brexit (Norris & Inglehart, 2018) and the United[…]

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  • Venezuela: The Decline of a Democracy

    Venezuela’s unrest has been frequently making the headlines for the past three years, but since the end of March of 2017, the oil producing country hit by a severe governance crisis that has not left the front pages. The reasons for the country’s misfortunes are a string of poor public policy choices, widespread mismanagement, extensive corruption, and ideological demagoguery. These[…]

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera

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Maria Isabel Puerta Riera
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