Mirador morning You turn on the tube, and there he is, giving yet another speech. But after a couple of minutes, you start to realize this isn’t just any old Chávez speech. “I’ve had it, frankly,” he says, “the state redistribution system is just not working here.” Weird. You watch on. “The way we’ve been…

Mirador morning You turn on the tube, and there he is, giving yet another speech. But after a couple of minutes, you start to realize this isn’t just any old Chávez speech. “I’ve had it, frankly,” he says, “the state redistribution system is just not working here.” Weird. You watch on. “The way we’ve been…

Life without Janet Like everyone who knew her, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Janet Kelly’s passing this morning. Janet was that rarest of public figures in Venezuela – truly democratically-minded, fiercely intellectually honest, allergic to extremism, willing to take uncomfortable positions on principle, and gleefully irreverent. Both sides in the political conflict…

Life without Janet Like everyone who knew her, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Janet Kelly’s passing this morning. Janet was that rarest of public figures in Venezuela – truly democratically-minded, fiercely intellectually honest, allergic to extremism, willing to take uncomfortable positions on principle, and gleefully irreverent. Both sides in the political conflict…

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After four years as a freelance journalist in Caracas, I’ve run off to become a doctoral candidate in innovation economics at the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technologies in Holland. I’m working on a dissertation on the impact of WTO rules on developing countries’ ability to implement effective technology policies. Yes, I think that’s…

About the Author

After four years as a freelance journalist in Caracas, I’ve run off to become a doctoral candidate in innovation economics at the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technologies in Holland. I’m working on a dissertation on the impact of WTO rules on developing countries’ ability to implement effective technology policies. Yes, I think that’s…

About the Author

After four years as a freelance journalist in Caracas, I’ve run off to become a doctoral candidate in innovation economics at the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technologies in Holland. I’m working on a dissertation on the impact of WTO rules on developing countries’ ability to implement effective technology policies. Yes, I think that’s…