Monthly Archives: April 2014

Something to brighten this rainy night

Sorry I’m not posting any scintillating translations right now; I’m kind of tired and under the weather. Please enjoy this video of a half-dozen Klukers getting run out of town on a rail, with my compliments: I especially like the … Continue reading

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Peace and order restored in Mérida

So, how’s that coup going in Venezuela? Not so well for the putschists, ha ha: Security corps have restored calm to the Venezuelan state of Mérida, following a spate of far-right violence dating back to last February, according to the … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: A soapy bubble

Ever have this problem of a guy who just can’t seem to hear polite refusals? Oh, haven’t we all! Wash that man right outta yer hair, girls. And crank your volume to full so you can sing along:

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Wankers of the Week: Ben Harper’s Drunken Pool Party

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, how about that drunk chick who stumbled out of a house party at 24 Sussex, needing to be carted off in an ambulance? One would think that the RCMP would be investigating and laying charges for … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Just El Ecuadorable, kicking ass on TV

A half-hour talk with Rafael Correa on Spanish TV. In it, he points out how Ecuador prospered while Europe fell into crisis, kicks serious banker butt, and, as an economist by training himself, makes the excellent point that Latin Americans … Continue reading

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El Narco’s dirty war

If anyone ever had their doubts about El Narco Uribe’s capacity for treachery, get a load of the latest. It looks like his former second-in-command has turned on him…or is it the other way around? The president of Colombia, Juan … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 49

Remember this video? Remember how Ramón Muchacho, the mayor of Chacao, was all for the putsch just a few short weeks ago? Well, that was then. This is now, and Ramoncito Muchachito is suddenly against what he used to be … Continue reading

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More violent “protesters” arrested in Venezuela

Well, well. Looks like Venezuela’s infamous guarimbas are about to be several persons lighter, if a certain highly effective justice minister has anything to say about it: The Venezuelan minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, informed … Continue reading

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Did Washington try to prevent Bolivia from launching a satellite?

A Chinese rocket carries the Bolivian satellite, Tupac Katari, into space. And without the help of the Chinese, it’s hard to imagine Bolivia ever getting such a thing off the ground. But they did, and the fact that they did … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: One for Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, boxer and champion of the wrongfully convicted, died today at age 76. I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye and thanks to him than this.

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