Vcrisis on hiatus

Katy says: Catching up on the blog posts I may have missed due to an increased workload, I was surprised to see that Vcrisis, Alek Boyd’s hard-hitting website, has gone on a temporary hiatus. Alek has never struck me as someone who minces his words, yet his parting editorial, while clearly heartfelt, is strangely vague.…

Vcrisis on hiatus

Katy says: Catching up on the blog posts I may have missed due to an increased workload, I was surprised to see that Vcrisis, Alek Boyd’s hard-hitting website, has gone on a temporary hiatus. Alek has never struck me as someone who minces his words, yet his parting editorial, while clearly heartfelt, is strangely vague.…

The colors of the new power – Part 2

The second instalment of my translation of Juan Carlos Zapata’s dynamite piece in this week’s Descifrado en la Calle: What is happening with Chavez? He faces down traditional capitalists, he faces down multinational capitalists, and he won’t allow new capitalists to emerge freely. The newcomers are scared. They haven’t quite emerged yet. There are some…

The colors of the new power – Part 2

The second instalment of my translation of Juan Carlos Zapata’s dynamite piece in this week’s Descifrado en la Calle: What is happening with Chavez? He faces down traditional capitalists, he faces down multinational capitalists, and he won’t allow new capitalists to emerge freely. The newcomers are scared. They haven’t quite emerged yet. There are some…

The colors of the new power – Part 1

Juan Carlos Zapata has written an excellent but far too long article in this week’s Descifrado en la Calle. I’ll translate chunks of it, in parts. (Incidentally, JCZ, buddy, you’re a good analyst but BOY do you need an editor! You could knock out at least 20% of the words in this article without losing…

The colors of the new power – Part 1

Juan Carlos Zapata has written an excellent but far too long article in this week’s Descifrado en la Calle. I’ll translate chunks of it, in parts. (Incidentally, JCZ, buddy, you’re a good analyst but BOY do you need an editor! You could knock out at least 20% of the words in this article without losing…

There’s more to the shooting

Katy says: This news item from Unión Radio continues the story from my previous post. Laura Toro, the Dean of FACES College where the shooting took place, fears for her life on campus. She claims the shooters began calling for her after the incident. Prof. Toro says she and a colleague have been recieving death…

There’s more to the shooting

Katy says: This news item from Unión Radio continues the story from my previous post. Laura Toro, the Dean of FACES College where the shooting took place, fears for her life on campus. She claims the shooters began calling for her after the incident. Prof. Toro says she and a colleague have been recieving death…

The pretty-well-armed revolution

Katy says: This El Universal note sent shivers down my spine. While PSF chuggers comfortably spin about Venezuela from their First-World ivory towers or their VIO offices with a view of the Potomac, they should spare a thought for university students at one of Venezuela’s oldest and most prestigious institutions trying to study while dodging…

The pretty-well-armed revolution

Katy says: This El Universal note sent shivers down my spine. While PSF chuggers comfortably spin about Venezuela from their First-World ivory towers or their VIO offices with a view of the Potomac, they should spare a thought for university students at one of Venezuela’s oldest and most prestigious institutions trying to study while dodging…

The pretty-well-armed revolution

Katy says: This El Universal note sent shivers down my spine. While PSF chuggers comfortably spin about Venezuela from their First-World ivory towers or their VIO offices with a view of the Potomac, they should spare a thought for university students at one of Venezuela’s oldest and most prestigious institutions trying to study while dodging…

The Unforgettable Bash

This is my Tio Pepe’s column in today’s Universal. The unforgettable bashby José Toro Hardy We Venezuelans are enjoying one of the greatest bashes of our history. Taking advantage of our swollen oil revenues, which are not the outcome of anyone’s effort but rather of oil prices higher than we’d ever dreamed, we have gone…

The Unforgettable Bash

This is my Tio Pepe’s column in today’s Universal. The unforgettable bashby José Toro Hardy We Venezuelans are enjoying one of the greatest bashes of our history. Taking advantage of our swollen oil revenues, which are not the outcome of anyone’s effort but rather of oil prices higher than we’d ever dreamed, we have gone…