Daily Archives: 27/01/2009

The bitch is back

(with apologies to Elton John) ¿Una nueva era entre Washington y Venezuela? por Eva Golinger However, she does appear to understand Washington better than Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro.

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Bad Jokes and Hubris

“When Americans – leaders and led – process incoming information to make it intelligible in American terms, many not only fail to clearly understand what is going on abroad but, more ominous, fail to accurately gauge the severity of the … Continue reading

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More evidence that Pdvsa fakes its production data

Venezuela’s oil exports to China last year were significantly less than President Hugo Chavez’s target of 400,000 b/d, Bloomberg reports, citing data from the Chinese government’s Customs General Administration. December 2008 shipments of crude and fuel oil were only 168,000 … Continue reading

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My truth, your truth

A (Liberal’s?) comment in response to Paul Krugman’s post today about the fallacies of (Republican-leaning?) Chicago economists: “I’m hoping that the age of Obama can dispel this notion that we are entitled to both our own opinions and our own … Continue reading

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Dr. Doom’s Global Gloom

‘Got nowhere to run to, baby, nowhere to hide’ Martha and the Vandellas New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini (aka Dr. Doom) says the world’s developed and emerging economies are sliding into a deep recession. No country will escape the … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s lose-lose options

Bolivia is a failed state. There is nothing the US, Hugo Chavez, Brazil or even the Bolivians themselves can do to change this terrible truth. President Evo Morales and the country’s majority indigenous population (over 60% of Bolivians are indigenous … Continue reading

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