Two decades ago, Venezuela was a thriving country. Today, Venezuela is ranked 176th on The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, just above North Korea.


How did Venezuela fall from prosperity so quickly? How did socialist policies affect the nation’s economy? Is there any hope for its future?


Jorge Galicia, a refugee from Venezuela and outreach fellow at The Fund for American Studies, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to answer these questions and describe what it was like to grow up in Venezuela.


Also on today’s show, we cover these stories:

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on the United Nations to remove Russia from its Security Council.
  • Twitter offers entrepreneur Elon Musk a seat on its board of directors after he becomes the social media company’s largest shareholder.
  • Individuals who live in Palm Springs, California, and identify as transgender or nonbinary are eligible to receive up to $900 a month.


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