Venezuela: No Longer a Model
Bolivian voters sent a strong message to President Evo Morales last month, rejecting his bid to change the constitution and run for fourth consecutive term, and cementing the end of the past decade of populist authoritarian allure in Latin America. Citizens across the region are expressing their fatigue with caudillo-styled governance and unchecked power. They are witnessing the collapse the Venezuelan economy with increasing anxiety. Far from being a model to emulate, Venezuela now showcases the perils of the “twenty-first century socialism” it once exported.
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