Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Untouchables

Diosdado Cabello and Jose Vicente Rangel Avalos (aka Junior), the former governor of Miranda state and former mayor of Sucre District (Petare), respectively, are “untouchables,” says Tal Cual director Teodoro Petkoff. Both former officials are confronted with numerous charges of … Continue reading

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Bolivarian Revolution in Peru

The implications of Bagua for Peru’s democracy and South America’s stability are ominous. The Bolivarian revolution has begun in Peru. If President Alan Garcia mishandles the conflict with Peru’s indigenous tribes he could suffer the same fate as President Gonzalo … Continue reading

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Killer Cops

Venezuela is setting new hemispheric records this year in terms of personal insecurity. In 2008 there were 537 kidnappings for ransom involving lengthy periods of captivity, and over 14,400 homicides nationally, according to official data compiled by the government and … Continue reading

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Welcome home, Hilda

Dr. Hilda Molina was finally allowed to emigrate from Cuba to Argentina. This morning in Buenos Aires, Hilda was finally reunited with her son and met her two young grandsons for the first time in their lives. The oldest is … Continue reading

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For Mindy

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Idle Speculation on a Rainy Saturday

The Bolivarian Revolution is obsessed with wild ideas about presidential assassination conspiracies and massively slaughtering all of its real and imaginary enemies. President Hugo Chavez is the chief proponent and conductor of these ideas – and whatever Chavez says is … Continue reading

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Hubba Hubba, Bubba!

Former President Bill Clinton visited Buenos Aires a few days ago to promote his Clinton Global Initiative foundation, a charitable organization whose financial donors include Arab billionaires, among others. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and hubby Nestor Kirchner, who runs … Continue reading

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