The thing about the actas The other aspect that people often lose sight of is that we are ALL being spun silly with numbers. Somebody is plainly lying: all of these widely varying estimates (from 1.8 million to as many as 4.4 million signatures, depending on which side you believe) are all drawn from the…

An Ibsen Martinez tour de force Rather than boring you with yet more of what I think – which I think is pretty well established by now – I will regale you with a translation of this extraordinary interview with Ibsen Martinez in Tal Cual Today [Shameless ad: Para los que leen castellano, si no…

Last thing If you need any more convincing of which side collected the signatures it says it collected, witness the Bs:$ rate on the semi-legal bond-dollar market. The currency has rebounded all the way to Bs.2,133 (from lows at one point of over 3,000 to the dollar) according to descifrado. Suddenly, a bolivar at that…

The thing about the actas The other aspect that people often lose sight of is that we are ALL being spun silly with numbers. Somebody is plainly lying: all of these widely varying estimates (from 1.8 million to as many as 4.4 million signatures, depending on which side you believe) are all drawn from the…

An Ibsen Martinez tour de force Rather than boring you with yet more of what I think – which I think is pretty well established by now – I will regale you with a translation of this extraordinary interview with Ibsen Martinez in Tal Cual Today [Shameless ad: Para los que leen castellano, si no…

The less enlightening face of chavismo writes in… From: Richard Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 2:39 PM To: caracaschronicles@fastmail.fm Subject: Back on line > Francisco, > > I note that Caracas Chronicles is back on line and still peddling the same > unconvincing “information” and opinions. > > It really is a pity that you are trying to redeem…

The less enlightening face of chavismo writes in… From: Richard Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 2:39 PM To: caracaschronicles@fastmail.fm Subject: Back on line > Francisco, > > I note that Caracas Chronicles is back on line and still peddling the same > unconvincing “information” and opinions. > > It really is a pity that you are trying to redeem…

The less enlightening face of chavismo writes in… From: Richard Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 2:39 PM To: caracaschronicles@fastmail.fm Subject: Back on line > Francisco, > > I note that Caracas Chronicles is back on line and still peddling the same > unconvincing “information” and opinions. > > It really is a pity that you are trying to redeem…

CNE: Rediscovering the institutional wheel (or, more email from Alan) On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 22:53:28 -0400, Alan said: > Francisco, > > If I understand correctly, what you’re essentially saying is that five > individuals, all appointed by Chavez, the majority of whom have > demonstrated marked sympathies for the regime’s policies, are in…

CNE: Rediscovering the institutional wheel (or, more email from Alan) On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 22:53:28 -0400, Alan said: > Francisco, > > If I understand correctly, what you’re essentially saying is that five > individuals, all appointed by Chavez, the majority of whom have > demonstrated marked sympathies for the regime’s policies, are in…

CNE: Rediscovering the institutional wheel (or, more email from Alan) On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 22:53:28 -0400, Alan said: > Francisco, > > If I understand correctly, what you’re essentially saying is that five > individuals, all appointed by Chavez, the majority of whom have > demonstrated marked sympathies for the regime’s policies, are in…

Greg Wilpert writes… ..a reasonable, if somewhat wishfully thought-out, government-friendly essay in Venezuela Analysis that, nevertheless, contains some valid points. In my email to him, I called on Greg to call on his side to follow whatever decision CNE might choose to make. The following exchange is the result: > > Francisco: Should chavismo pledge…

Greg Wilpert writes… ..a reasonable, if somewhat wishfully thought-out, government-friendly essay in Venezuela Analysis that, nevertheless, contains some valid points. In my email to him, I called on Greg to call on his side to follow whatever decision CNE might choose to make. The following exchange is the result: > > Francisco: Should chavismo pledge…

Email exchange with a doomsday prophet I will post only one of several emails received in this general vein, especially because my correspondent is a very distinguished observer of Venezuelan politics. On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 17:43:59 -0400, “Alan” said: > Francisco, a few questions for you and your readers: > > What happens when…

Email exchange with a doomsday prophet I will post only one of several emails received in this general vein, especially because my correspondent is a very distinguished observer of Venezuelan politics. On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 17:43:59 -0400, “Alan” said: > Francisco, a few questions for you and your readers: > > What happens when…