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The Death of Venezuelan Federalism — and the Rise of Socialism

Education News

November 13, 2018

Rafael Acevedo, Humberto Andrade – Once they manage to get control of a state, socialists quickly set to work increasing state power as much as they can. One of the most useful tools in doing this is centralizing all political power within the state. This makes it easier to put all political power into the hands of the party and to carry out the goals of the socialist state.

Rafael Acevedo is Founder Director of Econintech, and teaches at the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado in Barquisimeto. He is also Director of Politics of the Venezuelan Freedom Movement, and a Research Associate at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.

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