Monthly Archives: August 2008

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Rafael Correa in the oilfields

Jayzus. Do we really need more proof that El Ecuadorable is one smoldering dude? And the ‘Cito isn’t exactly chopped liver, either. But then, we already knew that.

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Finally, Juan Forero commits something akin to journalism…

…with a lengthy piece on the parapolitical murders in Colombia.Too bad I beat him to the punch. More than once, I might add.And even worse, he still doesn’t connect all this to Alvaro Uribe, let alone Washington. The most he’ll … Continue reading

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Venezuelan Beer Chicks for Progress

Er, make that AGAINST READING. From Aporrea, a shocking report on the mental calibre of one of that country’s top spokesmodels for mindless alcohol consumption: Norkis Batista, a young Venezuelan actress who played “Victoria Guanipa” in the RCTV International adaptation … Continue reading

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Two “prestigious” Chavez-haters get owned by a Russky

Yes, folks, I’m talking about those two once-notable authors, Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes, who have both decided to keep their names in the news by turning their pens to machetes in the name of right-wing hackery. Since it’s … Continue reading

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PetroEcuador arrives in Venezuela

Sure beats having ExxtortionMobil back, I bet… The Ecuadorian state firm, PetroEcuador, will commence operations in Venezuela, where it will exploit crude alongside its Chilean counterpart, ENAP, according to Ecuadorian minister of Mines and Petroleum, Galo Chiriboga.Chiriboga announced that PetroEcuador … Continue reading

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What? There IS a conspiracy afoot in Bolivia?

You don’t say!…Well, actually, Bolivian news agency ABI does say, and so do I, translating: The prefect of Santa Cruz, Ruben Costas, secretly met on Monday with the US ambassador to Bolivia, Philip Goldberg. The meeting comes nine days after … Continue reading

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AP hits Venezuela with the Stoopid Stick…AGAIN.

And this time, it’s all about Teh Stoopid in Venezuela. Or at least, AP would slyly insinuate that Venezuela is the one with the stupidity problem.Mysterious deaths among the Warao “Indians” along the Orinoco river, which just so happens to … Continue reading

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Yep, he’s been bought…

Oh, color me shocked, SHOCKED…at the latest from Aporrea: On his Sunday program, ex-vice president Jose Vicente Rangel asserted that the general-in-chief, Raul Isaias Baduel, visited Bogota around the end of July, where he “met with Pedro Carmona and the … Continue reading

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Disco that doesn’t suck

“I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You”. The Alan Parsons Project.

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Suck my gas valve, bitches!

From Aporrea, another example of Evo’s cojones in action. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, ratified on Saturday that he would not permit the opposition prefects and “civic organizers” to close gas valves for any reason. For this reason, he … Continue reading

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