Monthly Archives: February 2014

The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 41

Left sign: “We want peace!” Right sign: “Don’t mess with my guarimba!” As you can see, Señora Tontica has a bit of cognitive dissonance going on. It’s a common thing with Venezuelan disociad@s. Good evening, and welcome to another dose … Continue reading

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25 years ago today, this happened in Venezuela

North Americans have a curious selective amnesia about the Caracazo of 1989, which began at 5 a.m. local time on this day 25 years ago. But the people of Venezuela, where it happened, haven’t forgotten: The cruelest page in contemporary … Continue reading

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Why Leopoldo López turned himself in

When I first heard that the Prettyboy Putschist of Venezuela had turned himself in to the federales, I thought it smelled a bit…fishy. Venezuelan fascists are well known for their elusiveness, their stubborn unwillingness to face reality or recognize legitimate … Continue reading

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Q. When do dictators become demonstrators?

A. When their gringo puppetmasters “ask” them to: Yup, that’s Roberto Micheletti, whom you may recall as the putschist who ousted Manuel Zelaya in a military coup. So how did he end up there? Contrainjerencia has the story: Honduran ex-dictator … Continue reading

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Why the Venezuelan protests are doomed to fail, AGAIN

“I’m so proud of your peaceful work!” Silly señora, wake up and smell the cafecito… So, you think the opposition protests are popular? You think they’ll succeed, and that gringo intervention will be welcomed? Think again. Survey sez…EPIC FAIL! A … Continue reading

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Venezuela: National Assembly president reveals right-wing criminal connections galore

Diosdado Cabello has been a busy boy lately. Not only is he the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly, he’s also a broadcaster with a weekly show on the public channel, VTV. And it was there that he dropped a big … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 40

“Good day, comrade @JgarciaArq, if you don’t have any nylon ropes you can use GALVANIZED WIRE of the thickest kind, it’s very effective as well.” Ladies and gentlemen, Venezuelan ex-general Ángel Vivas, giving free advice to the yoots on how … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: At the end of a double day

Call me a purist, but I miss the skittery fall-in at the beginning, and the dreamy loop-the-loop fade-out of the original:

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Wankers of the Week: The Ruckus in Caracas

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how about all those riots in Venezuela? Have they got you convinced that Madurito is the Worstest President Ever? And that he needs to go? If so, the more fool you…you got the wool pulled over … Continue reading

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Venezuela: Order restored in Táchira; Caracas in mourning

Well, that didn’t take long. The Venezuelan army’s in control of Táchira, and normality is being restored peacefully there…and without a drop of blood shed: The Venezuelan minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Major-General Miguel Rodriguez Torres, informed that … Continue reading

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