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Mired in MUD

MUD announced the suspension of “work group” meetings that were “dialoguing” with the regime about a proposed amnesty law, a truth commission and the appointment of new “public powers” at the Supreme Court, Attorney General’s office, etc. Ramon Jose Medina, … Continue reading

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Twofaced MUD

What do you make of Roberta Jacobson’s remarks before US legislators last week, a reader queried. MUD is flat, I wrote in January 2013. The only change within the MUD since that comment 15 months ago has been for the … Continue reading

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Ignorant Like a Sack of Hair

The economic ignorance and deliberate lies of Rafael Ramirez, energy minister, vice president for economic affairs and president of PdV, are dissected in detail by a 20-year-old first-year economics student in Argentina.

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A Dialogue To Nowhere

So it is with Venezuela and this blog, which basically always has been a part-time hobby back when spare time was in surplus to write about Venezuela-related stuff my real-world editors aren’t interested in. But I put Gringo to sleep … Continue reading

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Leocenis Garcia & ‘El Pollo’ Carvajal: A Match Made in Hell

Several in-the-know readers took this Gringo to task after my recent stroll through the netherworld of Caracas-style “entrepreneurial journalism.” Yes, 6to Poder chief Leocenis Garcia is Venezuela’s reigning master of the journalistic dark arts – but this, apparently, is old … Continue reading

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Leocenis Garcia’s Judas Noose

One of the more interesting challenges of following current events in Venezuela is picking one’s way through the universe of local news and social media, experts and political personalities endlessly churning out information and disinformation masquerading as objective news and … Continue reading

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Raul Castro’s Cubazuelan Parade

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