2007: The year in review

Katy, Quico and Lucia say: What a year it’s been. Just twelve months ago, Hugo Chávez strode Venezuela’s political scene like a colossus and the opposition was worn thin, worn down and worn out. Now, it’s chavismo that’s looking dazed and confused, after a year that saw everything from Al Qaeda threatening PDVSA to crime…

2007: The year in review

Katy, Quico and Lucia say: What a year it’s been. Just twelve months ago, Hugo Chávez strode Venezuela’s political scene like a colossus and the opposition was worn thin, worn down and worn out. Now, it’s chavismo that’s looking dazed and confused, after a year that saw everything from Al Qaeda threatening PDVSA to crime…

Great Moments in Profound Reflection

Quico says: As the Suitcase Full’o’Cash scandal metastasizes, and Carlos Kauffman (another of Juan Carlos Zapata’s publicly identified Bolibourgeois Idols) starts memorizing the water stain patterns on his jail cell’s ceiling, I’m again struck that Venezuela has become a net importer of scandals: what we find out about Maletagate we’ll find out only because the…