Monthly Archives: April 2013

More Evo? Yes, please!

From Bolivia, a little good news today: The Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia has declared it constitutional that president Evo Morales and vice-president Alvaro García Linera may stand for re-election in the general elections of 2014. The case was decided … Continue reading

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Rafael Correa connects the dots

The crapaganda mafia of the North American media aren’t known for their honesty in reporting on Latin America. It takes nothing less than an interview with a Bolivarian head of state to set the record straight, and even then, who … Continue reading

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Quotable: Noam Chomsky on student debt

And, being a professor, he would know; he has seen all that with his own eyes.

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Music for a Sunday: The café on the Moon

Nik Kershaw does justice to Salvador Dalí AND Cervantes, as well as the absurdities of the 1980s. And there’s not a bad line in the whole thing. “We are all Men of La Mancha.” (Even if he does mispronounce the … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: The Boston Marabomb, Part D’oh

Crappy weekend, everyone! And welcome to the end of yet another week from hell. This time, with even more stoopid. And here are its leading purveyors, in no particular order: 1. Greg Fucking Ball. Dude. What is all this torture … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Here, have my earworm.

This has been in my head all day, for reasons understandable if you’ve been reading me lately. Now, let it infiltrate YOUR head: Oh, you want lyrics too? All righty then: Working Latin America The Yankee is afraid that you’ll … Continue reading

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Dear AP: You suck, too.

Ahem…a little mood music, maestro: Further to last night’s (now amended) piece on how badly Reuters gets Venezuela wrong, it looks like the Associated Press (or Dissociated Press, as I prefer to call them) is no better. Aporrea columnist Ivana … Continue reading

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Dear Reuters: Is this enough proof for you?

Dear Reuters: You fail so hard at journalism… Venezuela has detained an American citizen it says was financing opposition student demonstrations after this month’s disputed presidential election, the latest in a flurry of accusations over last week’s post-vote violence. Interior … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 20

It’s 11:00. Do you know where YOUR ironies are? If you don’t, well, here you go. I got another one for you, right here. The latest from the sneak-thieves and bastards of a certain oil-rich South American land, exposed: On … Continue reading

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Once again, shoddy journalism from the Schloppenheimer

If you ever wonder why I don’t think very highly of Andrés Oppenheimer, the Miami Horrid’s little scribbler of untruths and inanities on all things Venezuela, maybe this will provide you some clues. He is, among other things, a rude … Continue reading

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