Israel Centeno examines the changes that Hugo Chávez has made to Venezuela’s government, including constitutional revisions, and wonders whether, even with a change in leadership, Venezuela can become a democratic state.
Author Horacio Castellanos Moya explains the intense debate that has developed in Mexico over whether or not the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) return to power will lead to a “restoration” of the old authoritarian order.
In this week’s column, Venezuelan author Israel Centeno issues a sharp critique to the Venice Biennale – and, by extension, the European left – for awarding the Golden Lion prize to the Tower of David, a 45-story “shantytown” project in Caracas, Venezuela.
[Arabic] Egyptian writer Hamdy El-Gazzar profiles Ali Mabrouk, a renowned professor of Islamic Philosophy and author of The Arabs’ Revolution, and Inaugurative Address, in which he details how Egypt can move from being a power-hungry nation to one “truth.”
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