Lets talk about investment…

It’s heartwarming to see Martin Sanchez of Aporrea and Venezuelanalysis suddenly take an interest in investment. His latest dispatch is breathless about DaimlerChrysler’s announcement that they will invest $20 million to “expand production” in their Valencia plant, apparently for export. I’m glad Martin agrees with me about the importance of investment in general, including private…

Lets talk about investment…

It’s heartwarming to see Martin Sanchez of Aporrea and Venezuelanalysis suddenly take an interest in investment. His latest dispatch is breathless about DaimlerChrysler’s announcement that they will invest $20 million to “expand production” in their Valencia plant, apparently for export. I’m glad Martin agrees with me about the importance of investment in general, including private…

Lets talk about investment…

It’s heartwarming to see Martin Sanchez of Aporrea and Venezuelanalysis suddenly take an interest in investment. His latest dispatch is breathless about DaimlerChrysler’s announcement that they will invest $20 million to “expand production” in their Valencia plant, apparently for export. I’m glad Martin agrees with me about the importance of investment in general, including private…

Oddly fun…

I must have been in a very odd mood last night. I spent over an hour listening to this speech Chavez gave on December 5th, 1999 (Real audio stream). It’s an eye-opener. The first half an hour is an impassioned defense, an apology even (in the Greek sense) of the February 1992 “military rebellion” Chavez…

Oddly fun…

I must have been in a very odd mood last night. I spent over an hour listening to this speech Chavez gave on December 5th, 1999 (Real audio stream). It’s an eye-opener. The first half an hour is an impassioned defense, an apology even (in the Greek sense) of the February 1992 “military rebellion” Chavez…

Oddly fun…

I must have been in a very odd mood last night. I spent over an hour listening to this speech Chavez gave on December 5th, 1999 (Real audio stream). It’s an eye-opener. The first half an hour is an impassioned defense, an apology even (in the Greek sense) of the February 1992 “military rebellion” Chavez…

Cristina’s predicament

…or… La arrechera de Cristina No one who’s ever met my sister Cristina could even imagine her filling out her firmazo form wrong. Cristina’s an elementary school teacher, and a rigorous one at that. My mental image of her is inseparable from the piles of notebooks she’s permanently correcting with an attention to detail that…

Cristina’s predicament

…or… La arrechera de Cristina No one who’s ever met my sister Cristina could even imagine her filling out her firmazo form wrong. Cristina’s an elementary school teacher, and a rigorous one at that. My mental image of her is inseparable from the piles of notebooks she’s permanently correcting with an attention to detail that…

Cristina’s predicament

…or… La arrechera de Cristina No one who’s ever met my sister Cristina could even imagine her filling out her firmazo form wrong. Cristina’s an elementary school teacher, and a rigorous one at that. My mental image of her is inseparable from the piles of notebooks she’s permanently correcting with an attention to detail that…

The decision is made…

The Coordinadora Democratica will participate in the reparos process. For once, expectations are low: we can only be pleasantly surprised if CNE comes around and calls a referendum, but we’ll not be animically crushed again if they don’t.

The decision is made…

The Coordinadora Democratica will participate in the reparos process. For once, expectations are low: we can only be pleasantly surprised if CNE comes around and calls a referendum, but we’ll not be animically crushed again if they don’t.

Open Letter to Eva Golinger

Dear Eva, I don’t know you, except as a byline over articles that I strenuously disagree with. I’m writing to you out of a concern, voiced again and again by some of my readers, to try to build some kind of understanding, some kind of common action with people on the other side of the…

Open Letter to Eva Golinger

Dear Eva, I don’t know you, except as a byline over articles that I strenuously disagree with. I’m writing to you out of a concern, voiced again and again by some of my readers, to try to build some kind of understanding, some kind of common action with people on the other side of the…

Open Letter to Eva Golinger

Dear Eva, I don’t know you, except as a byline over articles that I strenuously disagree with. I’m writing to you out of a concern, voiced again and again by some of my readers, to try to build some kind of understanding, some kind of common action with people on the other side of the…

Nothing new under the sun

I thought I could keep my research separate from my Venezuela-blogging, but it’s not really working out that way. Try this one, from a paper by Paul Sabatier (et al.) on “Perceptions and Misperceptions of Political Opponents”: We hypothesize that actors will evaluate their opponents’ motives and behavior in more negative terms than will the…