Manuel who?

JayDee says:Finding myself in El Valle yesterday with little to do, I swung by José’s bodega again for a beer. Surprisingly, the man recognized me as soon as I walked in the door, even though it had been 4 months. “You’re the journalist,” he said with a warm grin, handing me a Tercio before I…

Manuel who?

JayDee says:Finding myself in El Valle yesterday with little to do, I swung by José’s bodega again for a beer. Surprisingly, the man recognized me as soon as I walked in the door, even though it had been 4 months. “You’re the journalist,” he said with a warm grin, handing me a Tercio before I…

Zogby goes down

Katy says: Some of our loyal chavista readers are very upbeat on a recent poll by Zogby International that gave Chávez a big, big lead over Rosales. An anonymous reader wrote something about this, and I have offered to post it. Our reader says: “On August 21st of this year, forty days before Brazil’s Presidential…

Zogby goes down

Katy says: Some of our loyal chavista readers are very upbeat on a recent poll by Zogby International that gave Chávez a big, big lead over Rosales. An anonymous reader wrote something about this, and I have offered to post it. Our reader says: “On August 21st of this year, forty days before Brazil’s Presidential…

Zogby goes down

Katy says: Some of our loyal chavista readers are very upbeat on a recent poll by Zogby International that gave Chávez a big, big lead over Rosales. An anonymous reader wrote something about this, and I have offered to post it. Our reader says: “On August 21st of this year, forty days before Brazil’s Presidential…

Rosales SUDANdo la gota gorda…

Quico says: This article in the New York Times more or less blew my mind: To understand Sudan’s defiance toward the world, especially the Western world, check out the Ozone Café. Here young, rich Sudanese, wearing ripped jeans and fancy gym shoes, sit outside licking scoops of ice cream as an outdoor air-conditioning system sprays…

Rosales SUDANdo la gota gorda…

Quico says: This article in the New York Times more or less blew my mind: To understand Sudan’s defiance toward the world, especially the Western world, check out the Ozone Café. Here young, rich Sudanese, wearing ripped jeans and fancy gym shoes, sit outside licking scoops of ice cream as an outdoor air-conditioning system sprays…

Rosales SUDANdo la gota gorda…

Quico says: This article in the New York Times more or less blew my mind: To understand Sudan’s defiance toward the world, especially the Western world, check out the Ozone Café. Here young, rich Sudanese, wearing ripped jeans and fancy gym shoes, sit outside licking scoops of ice cream as an outdoor air-conditioning system sprays…

The state of play…

Quico says: So, with 36 days to go until December 3rd, where is this election campaign? Basically, it’s one of two things. Either: All the recent polls are roughly right, and Chavez is beating Rosales by somewhere between 15 and 30 points.or People are too scared to tell pollsters the truth, and the race is…

The state of play…

Quico says: So, with 36 days to go until December 3rd, where is this election campaign? Basically, it’s one of two things. Either: All the recent polls are roughly right, and Chavez is beating Rosales by somewhere between 15 and 30 points.or People are too scared to tell pollsters the truth, and the race is…

The state of play…

Quico says: So, with 36 days to go until December 3rd, where is this election campaign? Basically, it’s one of two things. Either: All the recent polls are roughly right, and Chavez is beating Rosales by somewhere between 15 and 30 points.or People are too scared to tell pollsters the truth, and the race is…

A surplus of half-truths

Katy says: Venezuela’s Finance Minister unveiled the government’s budget for fiscal year 2007 recently. Venezuelan consultancy Veneconomy recently published an op-ed piece, for subscribers only, that sheds some light on what the document contains. One of the main features of the budget is that both income and expenses are under-estimated, as is usual in Venezuelan…

A surplus of half-truths

Katy says: Venezuela’s Finance Minister unveiled the government’s budget for fiscal year 2007 recently. Venezuelan consultancy Veneconomy recently published an op-ed piece, for subscribers only, that sheds some light on what the document contains. One of the main features of the budget is that both income and expenses are under-estimated, as is usual in Venezuelan…