If Chavez Wins

The comments section has had some not-very-enlightening debate on how the opposition may react in case Chavez wins. With my last post, I wanted to make clear that it’s not only an opposition problem, since chavismo contains its own radical fringe that may not accept a defeat. However, the problem is altogether dicier for the…

If Chavez Wins

The comments section has had some not-very-enlightening debate on how the opposition may react in case Chavez wins. With my last post, I wanted to make clear that it’s not only an opposition problem, since chavismo contains its own radical fringe that may not accept a defeat. However, the problem is altogether dicier for the…

El 28, el 28, el 28…

The real threat to the integrity of the referendum is not the possibility of fraud. It’s not ballot stuffing or triple voting or voting from beyond the grave. The real threat is that, like in May 2000, CNE just won’t be ready to hold the vote in time. 2.5 weeks to go, and the voter…

El 28, el 28, el 28…

The real threat to the integrity of the referendum is not the possibility of fraud. It’s not ballot stuffing or triple voting or voting from beyond the grave. The real threat is that, like in May 2000, CNE just won’t be ready to hold the vote in time. 2.5 weeks to go, and the voter…

About English, Spanish, Rhetorics and Rhythm

(For Quico and Coral, in the middle of my insomnia). Coral wrote: “I agree with Quico. In the USA, the finest, most enduring, historical manifestos and speeches have been written in notably simple English. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was written in language a baby could understand”. An example: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers…