Eight disconnected thoughts about Venezuela

The amazing thing about the unquestioned “The US did it” consensus on the April coup is that it is always assumed or hinted at, never specifically described. CIA involvement is an article of faith. Today’s Seijas poll in TalCual spells trouble for the opposition. Only 48% of Caracas area respondents say they would vote to…

Eight disconnected thoughts about Venezuela

The amazing thing about the unquestioned “The US did it” consensus on the April coup is that it is always assumed or hinted at, never specifically described. CIA involvement is an article of faith. Today’s Seijas poll in TalCual spells trouble for the opposition. Only 48% of Caracas area respondents say they would vote to…

Eight disconnected thoughts about Venezuela

The amazing thing about the unquestioned “The US did it” consensus on the April coup is that it is always assumed or hinted at, never specifically described. CIA involvement is an article of faith. Today’s Seijas poll in TalCual spells trouble for the opposition. Only 48% of Caracas area respondents say they would vote to…

Best Wacky Chavez Story

I’ll never forget it. It was a normal weekday in early 2003 when the familiar music comes on the TV…esta es una transmisión conjunta de la red de radio y…Cadena. The image then takes us to a dark tunnel while the announcer explains that President Chavez has travelled to the Valles del Tuy to personally…

Best Wacky Chavez Story

I’ll never forget it. It was a normal weekday in early 2003 when the familiar music comes on the TV…esta es una transmisión conjunta de la red de radio y…Cadena. The image then takes us to a dark tunnel while the announcer explains that President Chavez has travelled to the Valles del Tuy to personally…

Interactive experiment on the April Crisis

This post is an invitation: please use the comments forum to write-in about your personal memories of April 11th-14th. Foreign readers: tell us what you remember of media coverage of the coup. Venezuelans, tell us what you rememer most vividly about that weekend. Use Spanish if it’s easier. I’ll choose some to post to the…

Interactive experiment on the April Crisis

This post is an invitation: please use the comments forum to write-in about your personal memories of April 11th-14th. Foreign readers: tell us what you remember of media coverage of the coup. Venezuelans, tell us what you rememer most vividly about that weekend. Use Spanish if it’s easier. I’ll choose some to post to the…

The April Crisis Revisited

You’ve heard about the coup, you’ve even seen the movie, but do you realize that The Revolution will not be Televised left out two thirds of the story? Learn the full story of the coup that brought down and then brought back Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in April, 2002. This is not a simple story. This…

The April Crisis Revisited

You’ve heard about the coup, you’ve even seen the movie, but do you realize that The Revolution will not be Televised left out two thirds of the story? Learn the full story of the coup that brought down and then brought back Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in April, 2002. This is not a simple story. This…

The April Crisis Revisited

You’ve heard about the coup, you’ve even seen the movie, but do you realize that The Revolution will not be Televised left out two thirds of the story? Learn the full story of the coup that brought down and then brought back Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in April, 2002. This is not a simple story. This…

Political prisoners or imprisoned politicians?

It’s a simple concept. A crime committed during a major political convulsion by politically motivated people enjoying the political support of a substantial part of the population is not a common crime. Such prisoners are different from common criminals, and are to be jailed separately. The concept was clear enough to Nelson Mandela’s jailers –…

Political prisoners or imprisoned politicians?

It’s a simple concept. A crime committed during a major political convulsion by politically motivated people enjoying the political support of a substantial part of the population is not a common crime. Such prisoners are different from common criminals, and are to be jailed separately. The concept was clear enough to Nelson Mandela’s jailers –…