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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Next Venezuelan President

Who’s Going to be the Next Venezuelan President?

This Sunday the 20th, there will be elections in Venezuela and the citizen will choose who is going to be the next Venezuelan President. Many would think that this is the step we have been looking forward to for so long, but it is far from the truth. This electoral process was proposed by the Constituent National Assembly which is not recognized internationally as an institution of power, and which is the ultimate weapon of control developed by the government in 2017 and supported by (according to the government) 8 million Venezuelans. Let’s remember that just after the results were given, the company in charge of the election electronic system “Smartmatic” flew out of the country and declared the numbers had been altered. But, as it is common under dictatorships, nothing happened.
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Rodrigo Duterte

The Duterte Effect: When Idolatry Becomes Too Much

The Philippines finally got a good chance at becoming one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. Surveys show that crime rates are lower — though International Courts have questioned the legitimacy — and the economy is seen as booming. And just recently, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was named one the most powerful men in the world.
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Maize Flour Kenya Food

Poverty in Kenya: Is the Government Involved in a Food Scam?

One of Kenya’s big problems since attaining independence has been poverty. To alleviate poverty, production of enough food for the population was the way to go. Well, 54 years later, the Kenyan president has stated that alleviating poverty is one of his key agendas in his second term in office. For how long will poverty remain a key point in Kenya and the whole of Africa’s agenda? Probably a while longer as the prices for maize flour just hiked and it may just be the government’s fault.
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Vanity projects

Bizarre Politics: The 7 Worst Vanity Projects in Modern History

Vanity Projects? What’s that?

Let’s face it; we all want to leave a legacy on this planet. Whether we are a butcher, baker or a candlestick maker, we want to folks to recognise and appreciate our achievements after we die. Sometimes, people go a little too far and squander public money for vanity projects, often leaving monuments and buildings that tarnish their legacy rather than uplift it.
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