Posts Tagged ‘Democracia’

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Democracy or plutocracy?

Is the United States becoming aplutocracy? This is a legitimate question, since the influence of money in elections in that country is already overwhelming, and it may continue to increase due to a recent US Supreme Court decision (the McCutcheon case).

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Blank Votes: Who Wins?

The blank vote appears to be a strike against political clientelism. But in reality, at least in the congressional elections this Sunday, it is strike against the public itself, since it favors the clientelist machinery.

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The Bullying Continues

Based on all the criticism the Inspector General´s Office received (including from those who did not support Petro), some of us thought, mistakenly, that the Inspector General would calm down.

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The Ecuadorean Miracle?

With Venezuela and Argentina in trouble, many look to Ecuador in search of a inspiring model for the Left. The first impression is encouraging. Upon arriving at Quito’s superb airport you get a sense of the Correa government’s investment in infrastructure that extends into two-lane roads from the door to the Amazon in Puyo.

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Inequality

Mockingly, people used to say that middle class Latin Americans dreamed of being like the Americans from the United States, while the upper class dreamed of being like the Europeans.

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