Educational collapse

Katy says: This article shocked me; read it and weep. The author is a friend of mine, and he may be visiting the comments section. He gave me permission to translate it. Educational collapse By Marino González, Universidad Simón Bolívar professor Tal Cual It’s not just bridges that collapse in the Chávez administration. The collapse…

Educational collapse

Katy says: This article shocked me; read it and weep. The author is a friend of mine, and he may be visiting the comments section. He gave me permission to translate it. Educational collapse By Marino González, Universidad Simón Bolívar professor Tal Cual It’s not just bridges that collapse in the Chávez administration. The collapse…

Mismanaging the Looting

I like Juan Carlos Zapata’s style… The decay of the powerful seems unstoppableSince there are no parties, there are cliques, and within the cliques some subcliques dominate. With the subcliques the situation is just about uncontrollable. There are no bosses able to make deals. No leaders to sustain agreements. The lack of leadership becomes a…

Mismanaging the Looting

I like Juan Carlos Zapata’s style… The decay of the powerful seems unstoppableSince there are no parties, there are cliques, and within the cliques some subcliques dominate. With the subcliques the situation is just about uncontrollable. There are no bosses able to make deals. No leaders to sustain agreements. The lack of leadership becomes a…

Dutch Parliament Scared of Chavez

Nobody in Venezuela seems to have noticed, but in The Hague they think they’re having a diplomatic crisis with Venezuela. It all started a few weeks ago, when Chavez said he feared the US would use Curacao – which is a self-governing part of the Dutch Kingdom just 40 km. from Venezuela’s coasts – as…

Dutch Parliament Scared of Chavez

Nobody in Venezuela seems to have noticed, but in The Hague they think they’re having a diplomatic crisis with Venezuela. It all started a few weeks ago, when Chavez said he feared the US would use Curacao – which is a self-governing part of the Dutch Kingdom just 40 km. from Venezuela’s coasts – as…

Calgary, Edo. Monagas

Katy says: This NY Times article on the current oil boom in Alberta, Canada is worth a look. (Free registration required.) As has been reported before, the high price of oil is encouraging the development of alternative sources of energy that were previously considered too expensive. Alberta is now growing at a rapid pace thanks…