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New Uribana = old Uribana (Third Update)

The last few days have been really tense both inside and outside of Uribana Prison, near the city of Barquisimeto, where I live. This was where the second-worst prison riot in Venezuelan history took place, back in early 2013. The crisis started last week with the arrival of new warden Julio César Pérez, who decided to show his…

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Getting our priorities straight

If you’re Venezuelan (and live here), a good night’s sleep is a rare occurrence. The other night, because I had just read Ewald Scharfenberg’s piece on how much the government allocated to official media in 2015, a few of my waking madrugada minutes were spent flipping through the Sibci TV channels. As I cycled through the stations,…