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Alvaro Vargas Llosa is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute and the author of Liberty for Latin America.

Articles by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Nicaragua Upside Down
10 Nov 2020
A Marxist revolutionary becomes a political transvestite, putting on a Christian costume to further broaden his appeal. And it works.
How Would Latin Americans Vote on Nov. 7?
06 Nov 2020
Who are Latin Americans rooting for with regard to the midterm elections in the U.S.? Who stands to win and who stands to lose if the Republicans fail to keep control of one or both houses of Congress?
Either a Borrower or a Lender Be
20 Oct 2020
Nobel Peace Prizes typically do not go to those who believe the poor can fend for themselves.
Lula's Obstacle
10 Oct 2020
Corruption is a symptom of an institutional problem that Lula failed to address in his first term and it forced the president into a runoff election.
02 Oct 2020
The Economist magazine just yelled "Who Killed the Newspaper?'' on its front cover. Veteran newspaperman Alvaro Vargas Llosa looks at the smoking guns.
The Sex Strike
20 Sep 2020
A group of women have started a sex strike in Pereira, a city in western Colombia, to persuade their men to give up violence.
'I Am a Man of My Time'
14 Sep 2020
When I met Blair in 1998 I said, "You are not exactly a socialist, you are not exactly a conservative, you are not exactly a liberal. So who exactly are you, Prime Minister?"
Gitmo into Gold
11 Aug 2020
Could Guantanamo and Puno be the next Hong Kongs?
Low Fidelity
02 Aug 2020
Whether Fidel Castro's condition is terminal or not, Cuba's transition has begun.
Black, Blanc et Beur
12 Jul 2020
Can sports help places like France with their assimilation problems?
Cast Away
07 Jun 2020
As we gently poured my grandfather's ashes into the Pacific, I wondered remorsefully what he would have thought of the choice I had made to vote for Garcia rather than abstain.
Three Amigos: Evo, Hugo and Fidel
02 May 2020
When Evo Morales was elected in Bolivia, a number of commentators (myself included) were expressing the faint hope that the president would resist the temptation to follow in Hugo Chávez's footsteps. Our hopes have been dashed.
A Natural Fit
17 Mar 2020
Seldom have the conditions been better for Andean countries to increase their exports of a valuable product to the U.S. Andeans just haven't noticed them.
Carnivores vs. Herbivores
24 Jan 2021
In Latin America it's not about left or right, pro- or anti-US. Indeed, there is no rising tide of leftism. Alvaro Vargas Llosa explains.
Bolivia's Nightmare
29 Nov 2020
The forces of Latin American populism are arrayed behind Evo Morales.
Brazil (Gun) Nuts?
28 Oct 2020
A condemnation of the failure of the Brazilian state to make true on the primary claim of any government.
Latin America's Russian Dolls
18 Nov 2020
Negotiating freer trade -- or just bigger bureaucracies?