Today, I will break a personal rule…

…and blog about a subject other than Venezuela. Kind of. The BBC (and everyone else) reports today that US authorities have named a special counsel to lead an investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA agent whose husband opposed the Iraq war. Demonstrating that, battered though it clearly is, US democracy keeps on…

Today, I will break a personal rule…

…and blog about a subject other than Venezuela. Kind of. The BBC (and everyone else) reports today that US authorities have named a special counsel to lead an investigation into who leaked the identity of a CIA agent whose husband opposed the Iraq war. Demonstrating that, battered though it clearly is, US democracy keeps on…

Radicales y comeflores

Most newspaper readers in the English speaking world know alarmingly little about Venezuela in general, so it’s hardly a surprise that their notions about Venezuela’s opposition movement remain vague and contradictory. On the one hand, almost every newspaper article on Venezuela has some throw-away phrase about Venezuela’s “diverse and disjointed opposition, a loose coalition of…

Radicales y comeflores

Most newspaper readers in the English speaking world know alarmingly little about Venezuela in general, so it’s hardly a surprise that their notions about Venezuela’s opposition movement remain vague and contradictory. On the one hand, almost every newspaper article on Venezuela has some throw-away phrase about Venezuela’s “diverse and disjointed opposition, a loose coalition of…

Perceptive as usual…

…Erica Stephan writes in to let me know I totally missed the point in my last entry… From “Erica Stephan” Date Sat, 20 Dec 2003 9:03 PM To “Francisco Toro” Subject Re: Why am I blogging? for the record, I don’t think your latest entry really addressed what for me is the key venezuelan question…

Perceptive as usual…

…Erica Stephan writes in to let me know I totally missed the point in my last entry… From “Erica Stephan” Date Sat, 20 Dec 2003 9:03 PM To “Francisco Toro” Subject Re: Why am I blogging? for the record, I don’t think your latest entry really addressed what for me is the key venezuelan question…

Back-and-forth with Greg Wilpert I really don’t agree on much with Greg Wilpert, the Venezuelanalysis.com guy, but I respect his integrity and his intellect, and have a great time sparring with him. With his permission, I’m publishing this back and forth argument between us. Long, too long, like everything I write (currently accepting applications for…