Odds and ends

Quico says: Way too busy this week. Unless Juan picks up the slack, posting may be light. I’m aware of, but powerless over, the “issues” with the IntenseDebate commenting platform. I have no idea why it randomly eats comments, or why the right-side column works at a ministerio’s pace, or why it just generally sucks…

Misdirected Outrage

Quico says: Turns out that catastrophic interview of Allan Brewer-Carías appeared on the NYTimes website as a result of a content-sharing agreement with the Council on Foreign Relations: the thing was produced, edited and released on CFR’s website first. Kindly mentally reassign the fury induced away from NYT and towards CFR.

¡Golpista!

Quico says: We’re so used to hearing the word “coup-monger” tossed around indiscriminately as an all-purpose slur against government critics, we’re pretty much inured to it by now. Perversely, the wanton overuse of the term makes it easy to forget that, back in the early morning hours of April 12th, 2002, there really was a…