Search Results for: Moisés Naím

Venezuela’s Mafia State ‘slides toward anarchy’

     

Has Venezuela’s social and cultural pluralism resisted Chavismo’s efforts at cooptation to provide an alternative to an authoritarian regime or does the country face only dim scenarios? Think tanks and… Read more »

Transitions’ lessons offer a way out for Venezuela

     

Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who declared himself interim president of Venezuela in January, said he will return to the country “despite the risks.” Guaido defied a court travel ban last… Read more »

Latin America braced for ‘Bolsonaro effect.’ How did the unthinkable happen?

     

Following the crushing victory of right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s runoff presidential election, Brazil’s Latin American neighbors are bracing for a regional “Bolsonaro effect,” AFP reports: The knock-on effect… Read more »

Venezuela: one of 21st century’s ‘most impressive defenses of democracy’ – and yet …..

     

President Nicolas Maduro said that Venezuela raised $735 million in early sales of its new “petro” cryptocurrency, launched amid deepening financial and political crises in the country, the Council on… Read more »

Cubazuela: Why Nicolas Maduro doesn’t really control Venezuela

     

Removing Nicolas Maduro from office won’t ease the country’s misery, not least because the most important component of this oligarchy is the Cuban regime, analyst Moisés Naím writes for The… Read more »

Why democracies lose in cyber-warfare

     

Cyber confrontation is asymmetrical, not because democracies are at a technological disadvantage (the U.S. is among the world’s leaders in the technologies needed to wage cyberwars), but because a state… Read more »

‘A crime against humanity’ – Venezuela on the edge

     

It’s been almost two years now since the renowned Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann caused a stir in his native Venezuela by posing an uncomfortable question, Bloomberg reports: Why does a… Read more »

Central America ‘fell off a cliff’: Reframing democracy support

     

Latin America’s democracies look almost uniformly less healthy than they did a decade ago, the Economist reports. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken recently announced sanctions against seven public officials in… Read more »