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RCTV – The Day the Music Died

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That’s what communism gives us; those who preach ‘progress’ in order to seize power give us instead a stale sort of stasis. Eating and re-eating the same saltine cracker. That’s … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Dignity and Defiance

“Sometimes a single act of defiance has enough dignity for an entire country.” So says the Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez about the recent return of Venezuelans to the streets. Defiance, dignity: unfortunately for us they are words – like so … Continue reading

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Venezuela After the Politics

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Venezuela; though I follow the news every day. Bread lines turning into “Brownie Wars”. A starving nation sending “flood relief” to Peru, echoing the days when Idi Amin sent food to Britain … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Ongoing 25 Year Coup

Explosions and gunfire rattled through the early morning Caracas silence. “Coup” they said as we stumbled into the living room, and they turned on the television. A tank was knocking down the doors of a palace. Armed figures were flitting … Continue reading

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Cue Venezuela’s Ration Cards

“If you trade your liberty for food, you will be condemned to be a slave.” This was how Cedice Liberty, one of Latin America’s greatest think tanks described the not-too-surprising announcement that Venezuela is finally moving to a cashless ‘ration … Continue reading

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Fidel is Dead

How many times have we heard those words before? The morbid death-watch for this ailing tyrant has seemed eternal, hasn’t it? Turns out this time it’s true. So much has been written about Fidel. So much will be written. The … Continue reading

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Leopoldo’s 1001 Nights

1001 nights. Of course our mind goes naturally to that most famous of collections; stories from the Islamic Golden Age. Opulence and intrigue and exotic luxury. Leopoldo Lopez’s 1001 nights have, unfortunately, been much less grand. Leopoldo Lopez is the … Continue reading

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