Infolitics is two years old today! The digital political cartoon was created by a team of Venezuelan libertarian writers and artists who wanted to spread libertarian ideas to the masses. They decided digital comics would be the best way to achieve that.
For the team at the Mises-Mambi Institute, this anniversary is a special occasion. This Institute has supported Infolitics with a monthly grant since its inception and debut in December 2017. By the end of its first year, the political cartoon became the one of the most popular libertarian publication in the Spanish-speaking world.
In the second half of 2019 during the political cartoon’s second year, it was picked up for syndication by the digital newspaper La Patilla. (That same newspaper was sued in a Venezuelan court by Maduro’s right-hand man Diosdado Cabello for “slander”. Not surprisingly, the communist regime’s court ordered La Patilla to pay Cabello the equivalent of $5 million in damages.)
Between the publication’s growth and its republication by a popular mainstream Venezuelan newspaper, we at the Institute are proud and excited. We’re also pleased because the creator and director of Infolitics, Luis Ojeda, is a libertarian activist the Institute and our supporters have invested in before. Some of our readers gave generously to help Luis attend FPP University (a freedom activism boot camp) hosted by the Foundation for Progress of Chile.
Luis said today, “Two years ago I decided to start this page and, non-coincidentally, I joined Vente Venezuela the same day. For two years we’ve been promoting freedom and we’re grateful to all for their support. In the name of the team I’d like to thank Kyle Varner and Zach Foster for all their support from the start. Without you guys, this wouldn’t be possible. I also want to thank Ada, Maria, Tharsis, Isabel, and Marian for the great work they’ve done these two years. They’re the main engine of Infolitics.”