The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

When Hugo Chávez became president in 1998, Venezuela had experienced 40 years of sustained democracy and boasted features like alternation in government, separation of powers, rule of law, economic and individual freedoms, and, most importantly, civilian rule. Needless to say, this is not the case anymore. Today, Venezuela is a country where elections are an act of civil disobedience, where separation of powers is “a thing of the past,” with a civil-military government that rules by law; a country stripped of economic liberties with a population that is the victim of a brutal military regime. …

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