Administering powerlessness

Quico says: I thought I should weigh in on the developing net-spat over opposition party bashing. It’s a sin I’ve been guilty of too often in the past, but one I find increasingly difficult to defend. The first point I think we need to grasp squarely is our own complete powerlessness. That, in itself, is…

Administering powerlessness

Quico says: I thought I should weigh in on the developing net-spat over opposition party bashing. It’s a sin I’ve been guilty of too often in the past, but one I find increasingly difficult to defend. The first point I think we need to grasp squarely is our own complete powerlessness. That, in itself, is…

Padre Ugalde, you’re wrong

Katy says: – Father Luis Ugalde, SJ, president of my alma mater, is a towering figure in Venezuelan academia. His life experience working with the poor, his willingness to swim against the current and his unique observations on our country set him apart from those who typically talk about Venezuela, including Quico and myself. It’s…

Padre Ugalde, you’re wrong

Katy says: – Father Luis Ugalde, SJ, president of my alma mater, is a towering figure in Venezuelan academia. His life experience working with the poor, his willingness to swim against the current and his unique observations on our country set him apart from those who typically talk about Venezuela, including Quico and myself. It’s…

Padre Ugalde, you’re wrong

Katy says: – Father Luis Ugalde, SJ, president of my alma mater, is a towering figure in Venezuelan academia. His life experience working with the poor, his willingness to swim against the current and his unique observations on our country set him apart from those who typically talk about Venezuela, including Quico and myself. It’s…

Lateinamerika Analysen – sehr gut!

Quico says: Considering my Ph.D. work has nothing at all to do with Venezuela, it’s slightly disconcerting that my first academic publication does: this week, my standard rant about the emptiness of Venezuela’s debate about Freedom of Expression and the bankruptcy of chavismo’s claim to represent a clean break with the past somehow made it…

Welcome to the sausage factory

Katy says: – I’ve avoided posting about the opposition lately. We are approaching the moment when we will see if the bone of grand statements about unity will have some meat to it. The process is bound to get uglier as the date nears. My first inclination is to wait until all this has been…

Welcome to the sausage factory

Katy says: – I’ve avoided posting about the opposition lately. We are approaching the moment when we will see if the bone of grand statements about unity will have some meat to it. The process is bound to get uglier as the date nears. My first inclination is to wait until all this has been…

Not exactly ambiguous if you ask me

Obama says: Take the slider to 16:53. We will fully support Colombia’s fight against the FARC. We’ll work with the government to end the reign of terror from right-wing paramilitaries. We will support Colombia’s right to strike terrorists who seek safe haven across its borders. And we will shine a light on any support for…

Your strong bolívars at work

Katy says: – I have the utmost respect for physical therapists. They are hard-working professionals who deserve to be compensated for their work just as much as the next person. But do we really need a Physical Therapy Act in Venezuela? According to our useless National Assembly, we do! See, this is a Revolution. Every…

Your strong bolívars at work

Katy says: – I have the utmost respect for physical therapists. They are hard-working professionals who deserve to be compensated for their work just as much as the next person. But do we really need a Physical Therapy Act in Venezuela? According to our useless National Assembly, we do! See, this is a Revolution. Every…