Mahuampy Ruiz

Mahuampy Ruiz lives in Venezuela and juggles her life between being a theatre actress and producer, and a psychology student at the Central University of Venezuela, one of the first universities in the country. She's always been drawn to dramatic arts, literature, languages, and philosophy. She enjoys reading articles that encourage critical thinking by choosing polemic topics for debate, which she also enjoys writing.
Bolivar Soberano

The Bolivar Soberano: Sovereign? Or Surrendered?

This article could be summed up by simply saying: “It is neither economically nor humanly possible to live in Venezuela”. But if it were, it wouldn’t be an article; it would be one more tweet about the Bolivar Soberano among billions of other tweets that talk about how suffocating it is to try to survive in Venezuela. Here, however, we want it to be something more complex, like the situation Venezuelans are going through.
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Theater in Venezuela

Theater in Venezuela: A Voice Reborn from the Ashes

People say that in difficult times, the strongest are born and, in Venezuela, many workers are taking that as a philosophy of life. Within the deep crisis that Venezuelans are going through, there are doors of light opening towards new and better ways to recover the future of the country. Theater, for example. The theater in Venezuela is experiencing a new boom, and without even realizing it, it is growing to rescue Caracas’s culture from the black hole where it ended up after being considered among the main art capitals in the world.
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Aestheticians

Are We Aestheticians?

The most popular and used concept of the word “aesthetics” can be summed up in one single expression: beauty. But most importantly, the philosophical perception of beauty, as something that is pleasing to watch or feel. When we find that something is beautiful or ugly, we are making aesthetic judgments, and some become aestheticians.
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Venezuela Students Protests

“We are Trapped” – Have Students in Venezuela Given up Hope?

A year ago, on March 31st of 2017, a group of students of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV, in Spanish) initiated what turned out to be one of the biggest and also the bloodiest protests in the history of Venezuela. More than a hundred days of continuous protests in the streets of Caracas and in the rest of the country. Days went by and the protesters got tired, scared, and finally stop protesting. Is the student movement in Venezuela dead?
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