Cuba’s Dark Internet

Cuba’s surveillance and restrictions come with teeth.

“Tragedy of the Commons” in Cuba

An estimated 10% of Cuba’s population is believed to have left the country for the United States, with many making a dangerous crossing in the open sea using makeshift rafts to escape Fidel Castro’s regime. Average monthly salaries sit at an abysmal $25 a month. Far lower than the $7,643 GDP per capita for Central America, and even…

Longing for Dominion Over the South Atlantic

Argentina and Britain have endured a spat over the Falkland Islands since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The resentment from Argentinians has only increased with the discovery of the potential of oil in the region. Matthew Omolesky explores the history of this bickering in his article “Behind a Quilt of Mist,” and explains the…

Why Opposition in Venezuela Didn’t Have a Chance

A recent article in The Atlantic extensively documents and details the extent to which Chavez had institutionalized and consolidated his power over the past 14 years, before passing away last month. Intimidation, corruption, manipulation, and outright violence prevented any serious opposition from having a chance at fair representation in recent dubious elections. In 2005, exasperated voters flat out boycotted…