Last poll by Datanalisis

Bloomberg reports on the last poll by Datanalisis … Venezuela Chavez Would Lose Recall Vote, Poll Finds (Update1) June 23 (Bloomberg) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez would lose a recall vote scheduled for Aug. 15, according to a poll taken last month by independent Datanalisis polling agency. Interviews of 1,300 Venezuelans, done in person between…

Arriechi declares himself in disobedience

A few hours after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) approved his dismissal in a ruling that ratified a decision of the National Assembly, Magistrate Franklin Arriechi, president of the Cassation Chamber and first Vice President of the TSJ, declared himself in civil disobedience and announced that he will remain in…

Arriechi declares himself in disobedience

A few hours after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) approved his dismissal in a ruling that ratified a decision of the National Assembly, Magistrate Franklin Arriechi, president of the Cassation Chamber and first Vice President of the TSJ, declared himself in civil disobedience and announced that he will remain in…

Ur-Fascism

I was looking for the original version of this on the internet, and came across of only this abridged version. The original was published, according to my source, in the New York Review of Books in 1995, and then an abridged version was released in Utne Reader, the famous liberal magazine, during the same year.…

Arriechi declares himself in disobedience

A few hours after the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) approved his dismissal in a ruling that ratified a decision of the National Assembly, Magistrate Franklin Arriechi, president of the Cassation Chamber and first Vice President of the TSJ, declared himself in civil disobedience and announced that he will remain in…

Ur-Fascism

I was looking for the original version of this on the internet, and came across of only this abridged version. The original was published, according to my source, in the New York Review of Books in 1995, and then an abridged version was released in Utne Reader, the famous liberal magazine, during the same year.…

Breaking News: Arrieche will be Arrecho tonight

According to informal sources within the TSJ, Franklin Arrieche’s “Amparo Constitucional” from the ‘administrative’ act that removed him from office fro supposedly having cheated in his application to the post of TSJ magistrate was declared non-applicable by the Constitutional Hall of the TSJ. The “Ponencia” was penned by Jesús Delgado Ocando and approved with the…

Other perverse forms of political cronyism

In another perverse twist of the chavista cultural policy machine, the National Literature Prize was ‘re-assigned’ to Carlos Noguera after the original winner for this year declined it over the intended ‘hijacking’ of the prize-winner’s political allegiances by the CONAC “intelligentsia”. The original winner, José León Tapia, declined the prize and its money award after…

President Carter’s Trip Report on Venezuela

Some Excerpts from: President Carter’s Trip Report on Venezuela, May 29-June 1, 2004 By Jimmy Carter 4 Jun 2004 The Carter Center has been deeply involved in Venezuela election processes for the past six years, having monitored the contest for president in December 1998 in which Hugo Chavez was elected … … At the request…

Breaking News: Arrieche will be Arrecho tonight

According to informal sources within the TSJ, Franklin Arrieche’s “Amparo Constitucional” from the ‘administrative’ act that removed him from office fro supposedly having cheated in his application to the post of TSJ magistrate was declared non-applicable by the Constitutional Hall of the TSJ. The “Ponencia” was penned by Jesús Delgado Ocando and approved with the…

Other perverse forms of political cronyism

In another perverse twist of the chavista cultural policy machine, the National Literature Prize was ‘re-assigned’ to Carlos Noguera after the original winner for this year declined it over the intended ‘hijacking’ of the prize-winner’s political allegiances by the CONAC “intelligentsia”. The original winner, José León Tapia, declined the prize and its money award after…

President Carter’s Trip Report on Venezuela

Some Excerpts from: President Carter’s Trip Report on Venezuela, May 29-June 1, 2004 By Jimmy Carter 4 Jun 2004 The Carter Center has been deeply involved in Venezuela election processes for the past six years, having monitored the contest for president in December 1998 in which Hugo Chavez was elected … … At the request…

Turmoil and Tear

Sobre desmadres y desgarramientos by Federico Vegas I miss Pablo Antillano?s articles on Todo en Domingo. I read one on water leaks that still resounds in my nights of insomnia. He once wrote something on the December 2002 strike. Based on the famous judgment by king Solomon, he described “how the government cusp on one…

Court-Packing in Venezuela

FindLaw columnist and human rights attorney Joanne Mariner notes an interesting parallel between American history and Venezuelan current events. Court-Packing in Venezuela By JOANNE MARINER —- Monday, Jun. 21, 2004 In this country, decades ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt once tried to remake the U.S. Supreme Court. Frustrated by court rulings that had struck down…

Turmoil and Tear

Sobre desmadres y desgarramientos by Federico Vegas I miss Pablo Antillano?s articles on Todo en Domingo. I read one on water leaks that still resounds in my nights of insomnia. He once wrote something on the December 2002 strike. Based on the famous judgment by king Solomon, he described “how the government cusp on one…