Silvia Viñas · January, 2011

Latest posts by Silvia Viñas from January, 2011

Paraguay: Government Enacts Law on Languages

  5 January 2011

E'a [es] reports that the Paraguayan government has enacted a Law on Languages. Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources explains that,”The law requires public institutions to use the Guarani language as determined by the Constitution.”

Venezuela: Opposition Returns to National Assembly

  5 January 2011

In a post titled “The end of an error,” Juan Cristobal reports: “Today, Venezuela’s opposition returned to the National Assembly they boycotted five years ago.” He adds: “It would be easy to dismiss this as inconsequential political theater. Yet the fact remains that the majority of Venezuelans who voted for...

Bolivia: Government Revokes Decree Ending Fuel Subsidies

  2 January 2011

Greg Weeks updates his readers on the “Gasolinazo“: “Evo Morales revoked the decree removing subsidies (and thereby drastically raising prices on fuel) after facing large scale protests. The essential problem therefore remains–the government has popular subsidies that unfortunately also encourage smuggling and bleed money, both of which he mentioned in...