Jagshemash, dear legislators…

This one’s crazy enough you could pass it off for a Borat skit, “In US and A, first you go to university and then you become congressman. But in Kazakhstan, first you go to parliament, and then to university!” Turns out that the Chavez government, shocked by the ignorance of the people they nominated to…

Jagshemash, dear legislators…

This one’s crazy enough you could pass it off for a Borat skit, “In US and A, first you go to university and then you become congressman. But in Kazakhstan, first you go to parliament, and then to university!” Turns out that the Chavez government, shocked by the ignorance of the people they nominated to…

Baffling Chavista Imbecility du Jour

El Universal sez: The Venezuelan Central Bank, the National Institute of Statistics and various executive branch agencies are developing new mechanisms to measure the impact of the government’s social programs. Referring to the effects of Mision Mercal on inflation, Minister for Nutrition Erika Farías, said “the current indices and methods are neither ours nor caribbean.…

Baffling Chavista Imbecility du Jour

El Universal sez: The Venezuelan Central Bank, the National Institute of Statistics and various executive branch agencies are developing new mechanisms to measure the impact of the government’s social programs. Referring to the effects of Mision Mercal on inflation, Minister for Nutrition Erika Farías, said “the current indices and methods are neither ours nor caribbean.…

The Antidote to Petropopulism

Here’s a question I’ve been mulling: is Mi Negra, Manuel Rosales’ plan to hand out a portion of Venezuela’s oil rents directly to poor families via a debit card, a populist proposal? That, certainly, is how Vicepresident José Vicente Rangel, feigning unawareness of the massive glass palace chavismo inhabits on this topic, described it: “pure…

The Antidote to Petropopulism

Here’s a question I’ve been mulling: is Mi Negra, Manuel Rosales’ plan to hand out a portion of Venezuela’s oil rents directly to poor families via a debit card, a populist proposal? That, certainly, is how Vicepresident José Vicente Rangel, feigning unawareness of the massive glass palace chavismo inhabits on this topic, described it: “pure…

Chavez and his seven friends

Katy says: This has been a hectic week for me here in Caracas, and I will be sharing my impressions with you next week. But this little news item made me want to give you a preview. It is about the Portuguese government’s displeasure with the use of its Prime Minister’s picture in Chavez’s presidential…