Monthly Archives: April 2010

Obama’s Latin America Team

Arturo Valenzuela, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said on 30 April that governments should not criticize the electoral candidates of other countries because it constitutes “intervention in the internal affairs” of nations. Of course, this … Continue reading

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Hugo’s Treason

Rocío San Miguel, an attorney who heads the NGO Control Ciudadano para la Seguridad, la Defensa y la Fuerza Armada Nacional, says that President Hugo Chavez is committing treason against the homeland. Ms. San Miguel says that the Venezuelan Penal … Continue reading

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A muddied opposition

The political opposition held primaries in 15 electoral circuits on 25 April to choose 22 candidates for the National Assembly elections scheduled to be held on 26 September. The electoral authorities (CNE) supervising the primaries behaved professionally and did not … Continue reading

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Southcom disagrees…again

For the second time since 11 March, General Douglas Fraser, head of the US Southern Command (Southcom) in Miami, has differed publicly with US intelligence assessments about Venezuela made by analysts who do not work at Southcom. General Fraser said … Continue reading

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We’re back

Caracas Gringo has been on a lengthy hiatus from blogging that lasted longer than expected due to an unfortunate encounter with a speeding pickup truck. The pickup was the victor in that encounter. But since yerba mala nunca muere, we expect … Continue reading

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Iran’s paramilitary Qods troops in Venezuela

The Washington Times reports that Iran “is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon’s first report to Congress … Continue reading

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