CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: April 9th

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,529,961 (up from 1,447,516 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 89,426 (up from 83,113 yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 337,164 (up from 308,659 yesterday)
  • US has 435,160 Confirmed Cases and 14,797 Deaths, up from 400,549 cases and 12,857 deaths yesterday
  • The nearly 2,000 US deaths makes this the highest death rate day so far in the Pandemic for any country
  • The US has officially tested 2,226,116 people, Making the US 44th in Rate of Testing Per 1 Million in Population
  • Less than 1% of the US Population has been tested for COVID-19... Iceland is #1, having tested over 10% of its total population
Virus Spreads Nearly 2-Times Faster Than Previously Estimatedhttps://nypost.com/2020/04/08/coronavirus-might-spread-twice-as-quickly-as-health-officials-thought/
  • Researchers from Los Alimos National Laboratory published a study estimating the total number of other people infected by each SARS-CoV-2 carrier.
  • The research found that people infected during the initial outbreak in Wuhan probably passed the virus to an average 5.7 others — more than double the 2 to 2.5 other people estimated by health officials and the World Health Organization.
  • Patients sick with the seasonal flu, by comparison, will on average infect about 1.3 people.
  • If the numbers are accurate, the coronavirus pandemic could only be stopped by a widespread vaccination or built immunity for 82 percent of the population, according to the researchers, who reviewed Chinese data from the CDC, including mobile phone data that tracked the movement of patients leaving Wuhan.
  • The WHO has faced significant criticism for downplaying the contagious nature of COVID-19 and China's role in daily to stop the spread early in the localized epidemic phase.
  • An internal Chinese study originally leaked in February by doctors estimated the rate of spread in Wuhan to be between 4.8 and 5.9 people infected per victim, which would validate the research from Los Alimos. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/7/20-0282_article?deliveryName=USCDC_333-DM25287
More Western Governments Agree: Virus Likely Came from Chinese Laboratory, NOT From Exoctic Food Markethttps://www.yahoo.com/news/boris-johnsons-government-reportedly-believes-115000701.html
  • Add Great Britain to the growing list of Governments who are beginning to confirm the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely came from a Chinese Communist Party-backed viral research lab.
  • The US, UK, Israel, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and Germany have all reached similar conclusions: the virus behind COVID-19 was most likely laboratory grown. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188159/Did-coronavirus-leak-research-lab-Wuhan-Startling-new-theory-no-longer-discounted.html
  • The WHO has significantly downplayed this possibility and continues to parrot Chinese Communist Party propaganda that the virus is too "imperfect" to have been developed as a bio-weapon, a claim not being made by any Western governments or intelligence agencies.
  • Rather, the conclusion is that the virus was discovered in the Chinese research lab and accidentally leaked when a worker was sprayed with blood from a bat, which internal documents from the Lab as well as Chinese Communist Party videos obtained by Western Intelligence & Media outlets appear to confirm.
China Communist Party: Virus Was Spreading in North Carolina in the Summer of 2019https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3079046/chinese-supercomputer-and-american-doctors-clash-over-ai
  • An AI Supercomputer modeling all public health records finds SARS-CoV-2 was likely present and spreading in North Carolina in the Summer of 2019.
  • Using millions of medical records (fully anonymized of course), the Chinese computer found a case of 'atypical pneumonia' of 'unknown origin' in The US last year, including CT scans of the victim's lungs indicative of COVID-19.
  • The Victim was an avid "Vaper" (user of oral vaping CBD Oil device)
  • China's Tianhe-1 machine says white patches detected on lungs suggest probable COVID-19 and suggested contaminated vaping devices shared among friends the likely culprit.
  • But North Carolina doctor says five patients with similar symptoms were not evidence of an earlier outbreak.
  • The patient was one of five people who showed up at the WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, at about the same time, with acute lung injuries, according to information on the website of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Doctors ran tests for influenza and other known pathogens to identify the cause of infection, and the results came back negative.
  • All patients survived and their cases were added by the US CDC into a pool of hundreds of patients "potentially associated with vaping", or the smoking of electronic cigarettes, that occurred last year.
  • CDC notes that none of the patients presented with other COVID-19 symptoms which often include Fever, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Headaches, or Dry Cough.
  • CDC further noted that if this had been SARS-CoV-2, further spread would have likely occurred given the extremely high rate of contagion.
  • Industry analysts also noted that approximately 95% of global vaping equipment, including flavor cartridges, are manufactured in China.
US Government Needs Mike Lindell After All: Federal Stockpile of PPEs 90% Depletedhttps://apnews.com/a464316e25560d393bd07a021b7e81ba
  • More than 90% of the US Stockpile of Masks, Gowns, Gloves and Faceshields have already been distributed to states.
  • As reported by The Blaze and confirmed as "True" by Factcheckers at USA Today, the US Federal Emergency Stockpile had been depleted by over 70% between 2012 and 2016 during the Obama Administration, but the Administration had not refilled the stockpile before Trump took office in 2017. https://www.glennbeck.com/blog/coronavirus-update-april-6th
  • The Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press Wednesday that the federal stockpile was in the process of deploying all remaining personal protective equipment in its inventory.
  • The HHS statement confirms federal documents released Wednesday by the House Oversight and Reform Committee showing that about 90% of the personal protective equipment in the stockpile has been distributed to state and local governments.
  • HHS spokeswoman Katie McKeogh said the remaining 10% will be kept in reserve to support federal response efforts, noting that the US Federal Government is expecting new PPE to arrive from US and Western manufacturers within days to help ensure ongoing supplies to US hotspots.
New Yorkers Carry European Strains of SARS-CoV-2, Study Demonstrateshttps://dnyuz.com/2020/04/08/most-new-york-coronavirus-cases-came-from-europe-genomes-show/
  • There are currently 115 known 'mutations' of SARS-CoV-2, most extremely minor protein anomalies that don't impact how the virus functions in the human body.
  • NYC victims mostly carry and transmit the European strains of the virus, the same as those having caused such high infection and serious complication rates in Italy and Spain.
  • That seems to be true up and down the East Coast and in Louisianna, whereas Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles mostly seem to carry strains that came directly through China without first transmitting through European hosts.
  • Understanding the specific genome of which strain of the virus is carried can help doctors determine which treatments may be most effective for a given patient, and may alter vaccine development.
  • SARS-CoV-2 itself is a mutation of the original SARS-1 Coronavirus, scientists indicated.
  • Some previous studies have speculated that some strains of the virus may be more virulent and fatal in some patients than others, although the CDC has yet to reach this conclusion, the study notes.
100 Ships and 90,000 Crew Members In Limbo - Stuck At Sea Awaiting Permission to Disembarkhttps://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/over-90-000-cruise-ship-crew-members-stuck-at-sea-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ar-BB12lXc2
  • Dozens of ships do not have passengers, either because cruises were canceled or returning ships already disembarked all passengers - still crew members, even those who have tested negative for COVID-19, are stuck on board.
  • The Coral Princess, the latest cruise ship in the U.S. with reported cases of COVID-19, already disembarked all passengers but crew members are all still on board. Tthe U.S. Coast Guard said over 100 cruise ships and 90,000 crew members are still stuck at sea in or near U.S. ports and waters.
  • "The entire DHS team is working together to ensure no seafarer will be left untreated during this emergency to the best of our collective ability," Rear Adm. Eric Jones, Commander of the 7th District headquartered in Miami, said.
  • However, "cruise lines need to take additional measures" to be "reasonably self-sufficient" through better medical care and protocols.
  • Some crew members have accused the government of slowplaying disembarkation orders as a means to 'punish' the Cruise industry for choosing to continue operations into March, resulting in thousands of passengers becoming infected and requiring rescue efforts at Government expense.
In Mexico, Death's by COVID-19 Flat, but Deaths by "Atypical Pneumonia" Surgehttps://www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/04/in-mexico-atypical-pneumonia-is-killing-more-people-than-covid-19-imss-denies-it/
  • In a copycat scenario echoing China's early cover-up, Government Officials in Mexico seem to be masking COVID-19 deaths by fudging Cause of Death numbers.
  • Officially, Mexico has only 174 Deaths by COVID-19 so far, despite local reports of "many Dozens" of dead in just one hospital in Mexico City.
  • However, a recent media report shows that while official COVID-19 deaths appear to be low, death via 'Atypical Pneumonia', 'Respiratory Failure' or 'Heart Seizure' have surged by hundreds of cases in the past 4 weeks.
  • In one hospital just this past week, only 15 patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, but another 48 patients were admitted with "Atypical Pneumonia" listed on official medical reports leaked to the press.
  • Doctors there said they aren't testing all patients due to lack of testing supplies and laboratory capacity.
  • Mexico only began instituting social distancing orders and lockdowns last week, prompting a scramble by Government officials as obvious outbreaks appeared in hospitals all over the country.
  • Mexico recently requested international help, asking for 200,000 doctors and 300,000 nurses to help deal with the expected wave of infections. https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/coronavirus/mexico-is-short-200000-doctors-300000-nurses-health-minister/
Police Confront Nude Sunbathers About Having Naked Faceshttps://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/nudist-sunbathers-face-masks-coronavirus
  • Face masks are apparently more important than pants when it comes to health and safety.
  • In classic "You Do You" style, a group of naked sunbathers in the Czech Republic were recently ordered by police to cover up with facemasks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • While they were completely free to remain nude, local ordinances required that they keep their mouths covered due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
  • "I guess Nude doesn't really mean Nude anymore," one local sunbather complained.
How Do You Restart The World's Largest Economy? On a Wing and a Prayer:https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-and-businessesturn-attention-to-eventual-reopeningof-22-trillion-u-s-economy-11586301615
  • The Trump Administration's Larry Kudlow indicated recently that we're 'weeks, not months' from restarting parts of the US Economy following COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • Trump has indicated he wants a 'fast, very rapid' jump-start, coupling liquidity injections from the US Federal Reserve with Government Spending via several channels.
  • The US Government will place orders with Defense contractors, spend heavily on new infrastructure, offer immediate spending grants to US-states, and issue special building and construction permits, along with cutting red-tape and environmental regulations, insiders have indicated.
  • Spending grants offered to US states would be time-sensitive, inspiring states to rush projects to fruition to take advantage of the funds. "There's a clock on this stuff," Kudlow told reporters.
  • "This has never been done before, but we know the levers to pull," one source quoted by the Wall Street Journal said. "The US Government is the largest overall spender in the world, but we also control the regulations that would otherwise limit growth from the private sector."
  • The one-two punch of government spending coupled with lower regulatory burden should enable the US Government to help jump-start the economy.
  • "Spending by the US Government, along with massive loan-guarantees is what restarted Europe's economy via the Marshall plan after World War II," said one Fed official. "We're not entirely in uncharted territory."
  • Still, the concern is that by lowering social distancing orders too soon, further viral outbreaks could squash efforts to restart the economy. "Timing is everything," Larry Kudlow told the Wall Street Journal yesterday.

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.

5 SHOCKING crimes the border crisis is bringing to YOUR backyard

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The crisis on the southern border has reached a boiling point following the controversial Supreme Court ruling that allowed the federal government to remove large portions of border security, triggering a movement of conservative governors defending Texas' right to protect its border.

We commonly hear about the border crisis through mainstream media as if it's an abstract issue that has little to no effect on our daily lives. However, for millions of Americans, the border crisis is in their backyard... literally... bringing crime up to their front doorstep—and it's coming to your doorstep soon.

These five stories paint a glimpse of the type of crime and cartel activity that is being enabled by the Biden administration's border policies.

Assault and robbery in Massachusetts

On January 15th, Lucas Vilaca Moreira Fontenelle was arrested in Milford, Massachusetts for armed robbery of a bodega along with two other illegals a few days earlier. This comes just one month after ICE detained Fontenelle for assault, but the city of Milford cut him free as part of their status as a sanctuary city.

Murder in New Your City

On January 6th, Moises Coronado chased down, beat, and fatally stabbed Dafren Canizalez while in a NYC shelter. Coronado illegally crossed the Texas border in November where he was detained before being released and making his way to New York.

Cartel trafficking in El Paso

Late last month U.S. Border Patrol agents operating in the El Paso region arrested a cartel "foot guide" that was responsible for trafficking dozens of illegal immigrants across the border. The foot guide is a member of the La Linea Cartel, an operation based out of Juarez, Mexico whose gang warfare contributed to the city's 1,000+ homicides in 2023 alone.

Human smuggling in Arizona

Last November, two teenagers were pulled over with five illegal immigrants in their car. The teens are being charged with human trafficking, and there is evidence that this was not their first trip. Authorities believe that these teens are the latest in a dangerous new trend of cartels using social media to pay teens to smuggle migrants across the border.

Cartel trespassing in Arizona

Late last December, an Arizona rancher reported that he has seen a disturbing rise of cartel activity on his land. According to the rancher, he has seen evidence of cartels fighting for control of routes that pass through his property. He has even seen cartel scouts and human smugglers several times.

5 organizations that provide MAPS to help illegal immigrants cross our border

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On last week's Glenn TV special, Glenn dove into exactly how migrants from around the world are ending up on our southern border. The most shocking discovery, which was first published by investigators with Muckraker, was that multiple organizations have been providing maps showing immigrants exactly how to cross Central America and Mexico into the waiting hands of the cartel, who smuggle them across our border.

Just who is encouraging these people to make this perilous journey? You will likely recognize a few. Below are FIVE organizations that facilitate the crisis on our southern border.

Click HERE to get access to all of Glenn's research about what's happening at the southern border from this week's Glenn TV special.

Doctors Without Borders

These maps from the Swiss humanitarian giant, Doctors Without Borders, give detailed routes from Central America to our border. The map also highlights places to find aid, food and shelter along the way.

Red Cross

This map distributed by the Red Cross highlights freight train routes. The back of the map advises migrants how to illegally board and ride freight trains across Mexico.

UN’s International Organization of Migration  

This map of consulates and commissions across Mexico was created and distributed by the International Organization of Migration, a part of the UN, to aid migrants on their journey towards the U.S. border.

Amigos Del Tren ("Friends of the Train")

This map advises immigrants on how to board and ride the "Train of Death," a freight train that runs through Mexico into the U.S. The map also gives travel time estimates and lists places to stay along the route. As the name "Train of Death" suggests, the route is as dangerous as it is illegal.

R4V (Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela)

This map specifically shows migrants from Ecuador how to leave the country and connect to Central America where they then proceed to the U.S. border. The map shows just how far south the migrant train really starts.

RECAP: Top 6 most SHOCKING moments from Davos 2024

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Glenn's warnings about the World Economic Forum's globalist agenda continue to be validated with each Davos meeting that passes, and 2024 was no exception. While Davos 2023 introduced startling topics like digital IDs, complete "climate transformations," and more, Davos 2024 hinged on the theme of combatting "mis and disinformation," even if it means sacrificing individual rights and national sovereignty to do so. Here is a recap of the top 6 speakers who set the tone for Davos 2024.

Klaus Schwab, Chairman and Founder of the World Economic Forum

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While attempting to appease fears that the World Economic Forum is not a "decision-making body," WEF founder Klaus Schwab admitted that participants are "trustees" of the world's future and make actionable commitments based on the topics discussed at Davos:

We must rediscover and embrace the narrative that has driven humanity since its inception: acting as trustees for a better future.
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The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum is not a collective decision-making body, but its impact stems from the new insights gained through dialogue and interaction, and more importantly, from the commitments made by each participant to contribute more significantly in their respective areas of responsibility to solving our most pressing global issues.

Bill Gates, Founder and Former CEO of Microsoft and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Bill Gates made his annual debut at the World Economic Forum, and he never fails to leave a trail of questionable statements, leaving one feeling on the precipice of a bad remake of an Orwellian novel. Since 2020, Gates has been one of the most outspoken proponents of pandemic-era restrictions and COVID-19 vaccine mandates — how convenient that he heads the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world.

Now that the pandemic is over, Gates is positioning himself as a leader for "global equity," and it's as cringy as it sounds. Last week at Davos, Gates posited that the developed world should be compelled to pay a portion of its GDP to the developing world. This is the same jargon the Left always espouses — "The 1% has to pay their fair share" — except on a global scale.

"Those who have the most — whether it's countries, companies, or individuals — should be pushed to be more generous."

A common theme at Davos 2024 is the belief that the developed "global North's" contribution to the global climate crises, has caused mass displacement and migration in the "global South." Surely political and economic corruption in the region have nothing to do with it...

To pay for these "climate crimes," Bill Gates says the developed "global North" is obligated to pay retributions to the global "developing South."

Emmanuel Macron, President of France

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President Macron echoed Bill Gates with similar globalist language. Macron made the bold claim that he, along with globalist leaders in the EU, have the authority to "circulate" the resources of the 27 member states towards projects and initiatives of their own determination:

Our continent has a lot of savings, but these savings are not circulating towards the right places, towards the right sectors. We can move forward, all 27 of us, we should.

Macron gives no credence to the national sovereignty of each of the 27 nations that comprise the EU. Rather, the EU globalist elites know how to distribute funds and resources better than the people in the nations themselves.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

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Ranking at the top of the EU globalist elites is Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission. During her Davos 2024 address, Von der Leyen pivoted from her typical climate alarmism talking points towards an even more pressing threat: "mis and disinformation."

For the global business community, the top concern for the next two years is not conflict or climate, it is disinformation and misinformation, followed closely by polarization within our societies.
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Of course, like in all democracies, our freedom comes with risks. There will always be those who try to exploit our openness, both from inside and out. There will always be attempts to put us off track. For example, with disinformation and misinformation.

Disinformation and misinformation tackling this has been our focus since the very beginning of my mandate. With our Digital Services Act, we defined the responsibility of large internet platforms on the content they promote and propagate.

Apparently, the climate isn't the greatest existential threat facing civilization anymore. You are now the greatest existential threat if you dare speak your mind that's contrary to the globalists' narrative and "approved speech."

John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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John Kerry has become America's poster child for the World Economic Forum. His political wizardry has somehow landed him the title of "Climate Czar" while traveling on a private jet to lecture you and me about the climate.

During Davos 2023, Kerry set a high bar for cringe-worthy statements after calling himself and the other Davos attendees "extraterrestrial" for their endeavors to save the planet. However, at Davos 2024, Kerry crosses the line from cringy to tyrannical.

Kerry completely disregards the electoral system that holds the United States together by claiming that the 2024 election outcome won't reverse the U.S.'s climate goals:

The US won't reverse clean energy transition regardless of election outcome.

Climate policy is determined by an elected official whose power is derived from the consent of the governed. The climate, according to Kerry, is too important to be held up by trivial processes like U.S. Presidential elections.

Javier Milei, President of Argentina

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Argentina's new President Milei was a beacon of liberty and freedom amid the Davos sea of collectivist, global elites. He did not mince words in his pointed defense of liberty. Milei argued that the collectivism promoted by the World Economic Forum is the single greatest threat to the West and the prosperity we have enjoyed through it. The end of collectivism, Milei argues, is poverty, slavery, and tyranny.

Here are the opening words of his powerful speech:

Today I'm here to tell you that the Western world is in danger. And it is in danger because those who are supposed to have to defend the values of the West are co-opted by a vision of the world that inexorably leads to socialism and thereby to poverty.

Unfortunately, in recent decades, the main leaders of the Western world have abandoned the model of freedom for different versions of what we call collectivism. Some have been motivated by well-meaning individuals who are willing to help others, and others have been motivated by the wish to belong to a privileged caste.

We're here to tell you that collectivist experiments are never the solution to the problems that afflict the citizens of the world. Rather, they are the root cause. Do believe me: no one is in better place than us, Argentines, to testify to these two points.