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3 weeks ago
Es interesante, no por el hecho de que Maduro hable con Cuneyt Ozdemir @cuneytozdemir de CNN TURK, sino por conocer la opinión pública (sobre la opinión pública) acerca de Maduro en Venezuela.

Nicolas Maduro Speaks to Cuneyt Ozdemir of CNN Turkey https://t.co/UsSHkfRDkw
3 weeks ago
Fight for Europe – or the wreckers will destroy it | Bernard-Henri Lévy, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, Elfriede Jelinek and Orhan Pamuk https://t.co/q5kcqeBjbV

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Saving Juan Manuel Santos

On October 7th, 2016, the Nobel committee awarded Colombia’s el presidente, Juan Manuel Santos, the Nobel Peace Prize. It was only five days after the peace referendum in Colombia which was rejected by 50.2% of the valid vote. Having been underestimating the concerns of the “no” camp, Santos was criticized; some Colombian intellectuals even raised their voices and expected him to resign. Thanks to the Nobel Peace Prize, however, Santos comes out of the crisis stronger. He will most likely strengthen his hand against the leader of “no” campaign, former President Álvaro Uribe, as well as against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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Trends in Travel Freedom: The Effect of Travel Freedom on Economic Growth and Democracy

by Uğur Altundal and Ömer Zarpli

Over the past decade, travel freedom has expanded precipitously thanks to the rising number of bilateral visa-waiver agreements and unilateral decisions implemented by governments. In 2006, a citizen, on average, could travel to 58 destinations without needing a visa from the host nation; by 2018, this number had nearly doubled to 107. Yet despite the important progress made in overall global mobility, there remains a significant ‘global mobility divide’, with some passports much more powerful than others. For instance, in 2018, the average European could travel to about 163 destinations without a visa, while the average individual from Africa could travel to only about 61 destinations.

Read more (in Global Citizenship Review)