Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua round out the bottom of Democracy Index in Latin America

The governments of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua all proudly adhere to socialism. Because of this, these countries are ruled by corrupt and despotic dictatorships, a feature of socialism, not a bug. Therefore, it’s no coincidence three socialist countries in Latin America happen to also be the least democratic nations in the region according to The Economist’s Democracy Index.

Via LatinoUSA:

The Economist’s Democracy Index Places Cuba, Venezuela And Nicaragua At The Bottom

REGION: For the fourth consecutive year, Latin America has dropped in the Democracy Index. The Economist’s Intelligence Unit creates the report annually by analyzing each country’s electoral process, civil liberties and political participation. The publication concluded that the average score of 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean has declined from 6.24 in 2018 to 6.13 in 2019, on a scale of zero to 10. While the score fell in almost half of the countries, the primary factors according to the report included the post-electoral crisis in Bolivia, a democratic regression in Guatemala and Haiti and the growing use of authoritarian practices in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia.

Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are at the bottom of the ranking, defined as “authoritarian regimes.” Above them, four countries are described as having “hybrid regimes,” another 14 as “flawed democracies” and only three —Uruguay, Costa Rica and Chile— are categorized as “full democracies.” Nicaragua lost the most points in the shortest period of time. President Daniel Ortega’s regime received a 3.55 grade, down from 7.0 in the 2017 index. Overall, the global democratic score fell from 5.48 in 2018 to 5.44 in 2019, the worst score since the report was commissioned in 2006.

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1 thought on “Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua round out the bottom of Democracy Index in Latin America”

  1. I’m sorry, but Ortega looks gross, like slimy, oily swine. One does not have such a person as the president of a country, not even a minor one. He is beyond unseemly and disreputable–and let’s not even talk about his freak of a wife, who is reputedly the real power in Nicaragua. I mean, yes, the Castros are vulgar lowlifes as befits white trash, but Ortega is too Latrine for words.

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