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It was September 2014. I was in the middle of my annual vacation as an economics professor at the local public university and that week I was not planning to travel, but was compiling some macroeconomics data for an article I was preparing for an academic journal . Days…

According to conventional wisdom, societies are infallible. A collective is wise and sagacious enough not to make mistakes. Starting from the old saying: “two heads think more than one”, it is assumed that the more people form a group, that minimizes the possibility of making a mistake. In this way…

If we conduct a public opinion poll in any Latin American country and address the issue of the image and reputation of political leaders, whether of the government or the opposition, a recurring theme will be corruption. The reasons for this certainly abound. The combination of too high a frequency…

The figure of a strong man, who brings order, discipline and peace is something that has been longed for in Latin America since the days of the wars for independence and, for many, is part of a kind of “original sin”. With the sole exception of Brazil, the territories of…

Venezuela begins the year 2021 without clear prospects for a short-term change of course in political and institutional matters. After legislative elections on December 6 in which the opposition forces to Maduro refused to participate due to lack of minimum conditions — the same criteria applied by the US and…

Every second, millions of people in various parts of the world are using one. Our grandparents would never have thought that something like this was possible. Our parents, even with distrust, have been timidly approaching them. The youngest already assume them as a fact of their daily life and it…

Large cities with less apparent smog. Dolphins that now appear to swim more freely because the boats would not be frequently crossing their natural spaces. Clean and crystal clear reefs. Birds flying in clear skies. Nice images, in photos and videos that are circulating on social networks. The forced quarantine…

Among the many calamities that Venezuelans suffer today, one of the most serious is the accelerated loss of purchasing power of the bolivar, the currency named in honor of Simon Bolivar, the leader of the independence movements in a portion of South America at the beginning of the 19th century…

César R. Yegres Guarache

Economist. MSc in Finance. University Professor. Independent consultant and advisor. He has stood out in essay contests in Mexico, Argentina and Venezuela.

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