Law of the Land

Quico says: Loyal readers know that back in 2002 and 2003 I fancied myself a documentary film-maker. Along with my friend Megan, we made this hour-long thing on the Ley de Tierras and the takeover of two farms in Obispos, in Barinas state. Since we weren’t able to sell it, we decided to put it…

Now more than ever

Katy says: It seems like the thing everyone wants to know about is the new Vargas Viaduct. Well, it’s fine, a perfectly normal, ordinary piece of engineering that simply replaces something that was there before. I know chavistas are going to think that I’m being stingy on my praise, but to be honest, I don’t…

Now more than ever

Katy says: It seems like the thing everyone wants to know about is the new Vargas Viaduct. Well, it’s fine, a perfectly normal, ordinary piece of engineering that simply replaces something that was there before. I know chavistas are going to think that I’m being stingy on my praise, but to be honest, I don’t…

Katy does Caracas

Quico says: As I write this, my partner-in-blog Katy is airborne and Caracas-bound, for a few days that should yield some top-grade blogging. Do you have any questions for her? Anything in particular you think she should look into? This comments section is your chance.

Boo for beeb bashing

Quico says: Et tu, Katy? Jumping onto the facile bandwagon of BBC bashing? Ugh. Just because an outlet doesn’t sound like Martha Colomina does not make them cryptochavistas. Maybe I’m too much of a beeb habituĂ© to buy it, but c’mon. You want a real “sheesh, even they’ve turned” item? Check this out. The Nation,…

Damn British imperialists…

Katy says: Something isn’t right in the revolution when even the BBC criticizes the government. The final quote is priceless: “Bureaucracy, inefficiency and corruption are evils that weaken President Chavez’s revolution – a revolution that is moving forward faster now than ever before.”