Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Second American Revolution

In a YouTube video, actor Bob Basso portrays a modern day Thomas Paine who calls for the Second American Revolution. (YouTube) The message: “Let’s take back our country from the elitist thugs who misrule” is applicable to Venezuela.

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Sayonara Toyota?

Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota has been operating in Venezuela for over 50 years. But on 30 March, Toyota de Venezuela’s management issued a statement warning that the company’s continued presence in Venezuela is “threatened” by a labor conflict which shut … Continue reading

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Diosdado Cabello: A Thug Talks

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! Public Works Minister Diosdado Cabello says the residents of Chacao who protested the illegal armed seizure of the old Chacao market on 28 March are a “fascist mob.” The old Chacao market … Continue reading

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Biden in Latin America

US Vice President Joe Biden made a three-day trip to Latin America, starting at Viña del Mar, Chile on 27 March at the “Progressive Governance Summit,” which the news media billed as a gathering of the world’s “Center-Left” leaders. Some … Continue reading

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Cashing in on INAVI

National Housing Institute INAVI is building in Guarenas the Las Mandarinas apartment complex for poor Venezuelans without worthy homes. Las Mandarinas consists of eight towers of five floors each and eight apartments per floor, totaling 320 apartments, some are 3 … Continue reading

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Lula shows his true red colors

Caracas Gringo has friends and professional colleagues, in the US and Latin America, who speak admiringly of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva as a “moderate…socialist & democrat.” The majority of the crowd who believes Lula is a moderate … Continue reading

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Bolivarian militia will guard rice harvest

Welcome to Venezuela’s future… In February President Hugo Chavez expropriated several privately-owned rice processors, and installed dozens of “supervisors” to ensure management and labor at these processing plants were not ripping off poor consumers by hoarding rice supplies or refusing … Continue reading

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