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Nevada, like many states, is blessed with a part-time citizen legislature. Because it only meets for 120 days every two years, however, the legislature has to pack a lot of work into very little time, which means they need people like you and me to let them know what bills are worth passing and which bills need to die quickly.Read more
The civil rights and human rights case regarding the two jailed Cuban libertarian activists just took a dark turn. As of this afternoon, Mises Cuba reports that Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea are incarcerated in Cuba's infamous Melena II prison. Various human rights groups have documented conditions at Melena II, and it's Cuba's equivalent of the Gulag in Soviet Russia and the labor camps in North Korea.
Five Libertarian state parties (Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Indiana, and New Mexico) and the Libertarian Party of Spain (P-LIB) have already published denunciations of the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba, and these parties are calling for the immediate and safe release of the political prisoners.Read more
The Libertarian Party of Indiana has joined the international movement to free the jailed Cuban libertarian activists, Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea. According to Mises Cuba founder Joisy Garcia, both men were targeted by State Security for their "dissident activities" of meeting to discuss limited government, free markets, and libertarian theory, all of which are a threat to Raul Castro's authoritarian regime. They've been detained since February 2 on false charges of attempted assault. LP Indiana joins LP Nevada, LP New Hampshire, LP Oklahoma, and the Libertarian Party of Spain (P-LIB) in the movement to call out the Cuban government and demand the immediate release of the jailed libertarian activists.Read more
The Libertarian Party of Oklahoma (LPOK) joined the Libertarian Parties of Nevada (LPN), New Hampshire (LPNH), and Spain (P-LIB) in speaking out on behalf of jailed Cuban libertarian activists. LP Oklahoma, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Spain have condemned the Cuban government and Communist Party of Cuba for the arrest and detention of Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea. LPN, LPNH, LPOK, and P-LIB demand the immediate and safe release of Herrera and Velazquez.Read more
The Libertarian Party of Spain has joined the Libertarian Parties of Nevada and New Hampshire in condemning the Cuban government for the arrest and unlawful detention of two libertarian activists. In a Spanish-language news release, the Spanish Libertarians announced:
The Libertarian Party of Spain (P-LIB) strongly condemns the arbitrary imprisonment of two Cuban libertarian activists, Ubaldo Herrera Hernández and Manuel Velasquez Visea, perpetrated several days ago by the island's brutal communist regime, and demands its immediate release.Read more
Obamacare asserts that each and everyone of us is entitled to equal and comprehensive healthcare. Delivering on this promise is another matter. Although PPACA is demanding about what treatment is to be a covered charge—annual exams, routine maternity, mental health, and so on, it is less so about how and where benefits are to be paid. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a good example of what this means for individuals and families.Read more
This weekend, the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire issued the following statement on their website:
The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire answers the call from the Libertarian Party of Nevada in the condemnation of the Cuban government for arresting libertarian activists. LPNH Chair Darryl W. Perry stated “I’d like to thank LP Nevada for taking the lead on this issue, and encouraging other state LP affiliates to join in on the condemnation of the Cuban government’s arrest of two libertarian activists and in calling for their immediate release.”
By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence
This is the fifth column in a series presenting findings and conclusions of Nevada’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), posted at controller.nv.gov. Last time, we discussed state spending and revenue trends in K-12 education. Here, we address key policy issues.Read more
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Las Vegas, Nevada (10/2/2017) - El Partido Libertario de Nevada condena el arresto y detención de dos activistas libertarios por parte del gobierno cubano, y exige su liberación inmediata. Ubaldo Herrera Hernández y Manuel Velasquez fueron arrestados el 2 de febrero por policías secretos, agentes encubiertos de la Seguridad del Estado vestidos de civiles. Ambos activistas siguen detenidos bajo acusaciones falsas de "ataque".
Mises Cuba, la rama independiente cubana del Instituto Ludwig von Mises, confirmó que siguen detenidos. El PL de Nevada afirma que Herrera y Velasquez fueron elegidos específicamente por su activismo pacífico, promoviendo un gobierno limitado y mercados libres. Son presos políticos cuyas acciones no han dañado a nadie ni han dañado ninguna propiedad, y deben ser liberados inmediatamente.Read more