Tic tac tic tac tic tac… Luis Alcalá was leaving his house to go pick up his eight year old kid from school. The man he’d seen scoping out his home several times in the last few days walked up to him, pulled out a 9 mm, shot him twice, and ran off. Two days…

Tic tac tic tac tic tac… Luis Alcalá was leaving his house to go pick up his eight year old kid from school. The man he’d seen scoping out his home several times in the last few days walked up to him, pulled out a 9 mm, shot him twice, and ran off. Two days…

“Please crush our movement, sir.” The thing about these “Security Zones” is that by decreeing them, the government set out an implicit dare. “You can`t come here,” Chávez said, “off limits!” So, of course, following the 6-year-olds-at-the-playground mentality that dominates opposition strategizing these days, they obviously had to go and protest inside the security zone,…

“Please crush our movement, sir.” The thing about these “Security Zones” is that by decreeing them, the government set out an implicit dare. “You can`t come here,” Chávez said, “off limits!” So, of course, following the 6-year-olds-at-the-playground mentality that dominates opposition strategizing these days, they obviously had to go and protest inside the security zone,…

“We’ve reached the breaking point and nothing is improbable.” It’s a scary thought. But it’s much much scarier as a screaming headline leading the nation’s most widely read newspaper. Especially when it’s in the mouth not of some pundit, but of a Major General on active duty, one of the top ranked commanders in the…

“We’ve reached the breaking point and nothing is improbable.” It’s a scary thought. But it’s much much scarier as a screaming headline leading the nation’s most widely read newspaper. Especially when it’s in the mouth not of some pundit, but of a Major General on active duty, one of the top ranked commanders in the…

Reinventing the hyperinflation wheel Probably the hardest part of my job is writing about monetary and fiscal policy, impossibly technical topics that tend to make readers’ eyes glaze over. Inspired by the great and mighty Paul Krugman, I go to any lengths necessary to try to make these topics easily digestible. Not sure if I…