Is Chávez too left-wing for The Guardian?

Katy says: This article by The Guardian on Chávez’s tirade against the newspaper in Aló, Presidente is priceless. The dry English wit drips off the (web)page. Rory Carroll, “Aló Presidente – Episode 291: When Chávez Reclaimed Las Malvinas,” The Guardian, August 28, 2007. The question landed on Hugo Chávez’s desk with a thud and he…

Is Chávez too left-wing for The Guardian?

Katy says: This article by The Guardian on Chávez’s tirade against the newspaper in Aló, Presidente is priceless. The dry English wit drips off the (web)page. Rory Carroll, “Aló Presidente – Episode 291: When Chávez Reclaimed Las Malvinas,” The Guardian, August 28, 2007. The question landed on Hugo Chávez’s desk with a thud and he…

A couple Chávez missed…

Quico says: In a morbid, quasi-masochistic kind of way, it’s intriguing to think through some of the bits of the 1999 constitution Chávez forgot to mess with in the last minute dash to finish his reform proposal. I mean, it seems like some provisions he just kind of missed, like article 145: Public employees are…

A couple Chávez missed…

Quico says: In a morbid, quasi-masochistic kind of way, it’s intriguing to think through some of the bits of the 1999 constitution Chávez forgot to mess with in the last minute dash to finish his reform proposal. I mean, it seems like some provisions he just kind of missed, like article 145: Public employees are…

Quotable quotes

The continuation in authority of the same individual has frequently been the end of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential in popular systems, because nothing is so dangerous as allowing a single citizen to remain in power for a long time. The people gets used to obeying him, and he gets used to ruling it;…