Venezuela referendum

Plebiscite: What Does That Word Mean in Venezuela?

Sunday 16th of July. The Venezuelan people have decided to go and express their disagreement with Maduro’s administration through a local referendum, the Constituent National Assembly (ANC in Spanish) and their desire to go through an election process to reestablish the constitutional power in the country. For the government, it is an act of treason!
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Venezuela expats

Venezuela – Decision Making: Stories From Home and Abroad

A few days ago, I was overwhelmed with the idea that my decisions were not mine anymore. I had this feeling of leaving my decision-making process to others, to chance and to some obscure strings that were pulling my life towards many different directions. I was not the owner of my future; my plans belonged to someone else.
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Gay pride

7 Things You Shouldn’t Ask Gay People

With Taiwan’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage and Jake Zyrus’ emancipation from Charice Pempengco to finally free himself from the shackles of the female body, as well as last month’s Pride Month that called forth Pride marches all over the world, it is accurate enough that we live in an age where the LGBT (or LGBTQQIAAP, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies, and Pansexual) community is becoming a cultural norm, at the very least for the most part.
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Herbalife

The Pyramid Scheme of Herbalife – The Life Ender

My name is Trevohnn, and in the span of three months, I almost completely exhausted my entire bank account for a small-time company known as Herbalife, which unfortunately left a life long struggle for me. Before I dive into the specifics as to what they did (spoiler: the good old Pyramid Scheme), I suppose it only makes sense to dive into exactly why I joined them in the first place. Read more

Venezuela

Get Out or Die Trying: Why are Venezuelans Leaving their Homeland?

Imagine you suddenly live in a place where the sound of everybody’s speech has a strange music, a music you have never heard before and that does not ring any bell in your memory. Imagine you wake up and the sounds of the city do not match the ones you grew up with, the food you cook is nice but it just does not have that familiar taste you were so fond of. Even the air feels different, maybe hotter, maybe drier, maybe it does not smell like the ocean anymore. Welcome, you don’t live in Venezuela anymore, you live abroad.
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Otto Warmbier: Young, Gifted, but Tragic

After hearing about Otto Wambier’s arrest, trial and subsequent mysterious treatment at the hands of the North Korean government, it is fair to say that most people are sympathetic to what happened to him , but he did choose to go to the most despotic nation on earth. He did this in full knowledge that North Korea does not provide the right to a fair trial and lacks human rights because in visiting North Korea, you do not need to do anything wrong by western standards.
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The Problem with Democratic Socialism in Venezuela

Democratic Socialism is literally just socialism, and this particularly term was not really in flux until fairly recently within the United States and some parts of Europe as well. Indeed there are social democracy movements around Europe, yet some of them fall well short of having actually anything to do with socialism. Some of them are literally like the Democratic Party in the United States; essentially a corporatist movement, slapping the ‘socialism’ label on themselves in a vain attempt to have youth appeal, in a sort of “Marx is a splendid guy but communism goes too far” way.
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