Monthly Archives: March 2013

The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 11

Good evening, cool world! Can you believe we’re already in the double digits here? Me neither…or at least, I wouldn’t believe it if it weren’t the Venezuelan oppos we’re talking about. Those people are just replete with irony, and they … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: Nicolás Maduro vs. El Narco

Who’s the crass ass, and who’s got sass and class? Aporrea has the story: The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, responded on Saturday night to the ex-president of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Vélez, who called him a … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Como candela que va…

Inti Illimani (Chile) and Milva (Italy) pay tribute to a Venezuelan whom we should all know pretty well by now. Here are the lyrics: Simón Bolívar, Simón, Caracan American, the soil of Venezuela gave the force to your voice. Simón … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Look! PANDAS!!!

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, hasn’t this just been the loveliest week for finding out where our Dear Leader’s priorities lie? He cares more about a couple of imported bamboo-munchers than about all us local folk and our home and native … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: The Day Chavecito Got Out of Jail

Painting by Hugo Chávez, while he was still a lieutenant-colonel in the Venezuelan army…and in the clinker for conspiring to overthrow a president who frankly had it coming. This week, on March 26, Venezuela celebrated a most unusual anniversary. That … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 10

Howdy, folks. In today’s episode of VenOpIronía, we get something really interesting: an opposition deputy giving an interview not only on state TV (VTV), which allegedly “censors opposition voices”, but he reveals something the Chavistas among us have already long … Continue reading

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So, a bus driver can’t be president, eh?

Well, these German bus drivers think differently: These interviews were conducted by a Venezuelan revolutionary group, the Frente Peumayén, in Berlin. The drivers think it’s cool that Venezuela has one of their own as head of state, and that you … Continue reading

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Meet Gloria Steinem

“Oh, you’re still doing feminism?” Yes. Yes, she is. Because the world is still doing sexism.

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 9

Good morning! And welcome to the latest edition of VenOpIronía, in which we find out that the Venezuelan opposition is now so Bolivarian, so very Chavista, that it is now doing exactly what it always (falsely) accused the Bolivarian, Chavista … Continue reading

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Nicolás Maduro on the legacy of Comandante Chávez

The current (and sure to be future) president of Venezuela recently gave an interview to the Venezuelan newspaper, Panorama, and shared some remarkable insights into Chavecito’s illness, his last days, and the extensive preparations that lay behind it all: When … Continue reading

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