In the fourth episode of two gringos with questions, your hosts Chris and Ken talk to Francisco Rodriguez, Managing Director and Chief Economist of Torino Economics on Latin America’s 2019 economic forecast, Venezuela’s economic situation, and the case for not boycotting Venezuelan elections.
Colectivos, or groups of self-organized citizens, have often served to push common causes. In Venezuela, collectives perform the exact opposite function, acting as one of many of Maduro’s tools to divide the country and silence dissenters.
In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly strategically interested in Latin America. Despite clear geopolitical goals, the Kremlin’s relationship with the region has been marked by pragmatic realpolitik.
The book compiles the testimonies of more than 60 Venezuelan and foreign journalists who call out those responsible for the aggressions and violations of basic press freedoms and human rights in Venezuela.