El Otro Carrao

Quico says: It’s 11 a.m. on a dazzling Paris autumn day and my favorite writer is telling me about his childhood in the Llanos during the Gómez dictatorship. “I always wanted to learn how to cook. It really fascinated me, cooking. Knitting too…needle work in general. I would tell my mother to teach me, but…

El Otro Carrao

It’s 11 a.m. on a dazzling Paris autumn day and my favorite writer is telling me about his childhood in the Llanos during the Gómez dictatorship. “I always wanted to learn how to cook. It really fascinated me, cooking. Knitting too…needle work in general. I would tell my mother to teach me, but as you…

Tangled up & blue

Katy says: Dear readers: I apologize for being MIA. I have been swamped with work – my real work, that is – due to a pressing deadline. This should be done by the end of the week. I also took a week-long vacation with my family. As most of you know, I don’t live in…

Tangled up & blue

Katy says: Dear readers: I apologize for being MIA. I have been swamped with work – my real work, that is – due to a pressing deadline. This should be done by the end of the week. I also took a week-long vacation with my family. As most of you know, I don’t live in…

An oppo harakiri in the making

Quico says: A little bird just put Hinterlaces’ daily phone tracking poll for September 3rd, 4th and 5th in my inbox. It makes for some incredibly infuriating reading. When asked whether they generally favor or oppose the Constitutional Reform proposal, 45% say they oppose it and 35% say they are in favor, while 20% are…

Poll chart anyone?

Quico says: Datanalisis’ latest poll, carried out between July 28th and August 7th (so, just before the official announcement) asked… “If there was a referendum next Sunday to change the current constitution, how would you vote?” In favor – 30%Against – 40%Don’t know/no answer – 24%Depends on the specifics – 5% “…and if President Chávez…