What God Giveth, Godgiven Taketh Away

Quico says: So, guess who is the first chicharrón to go public with enthusiastic support for Luisa Ortega Díaz’s fascist little aberration of a “Media Crimes Law”? Diosdado Cabello, of course. It figures. Because, come to think of it, every time I see reports like this one detailing the multiple, well documented corruption allegations facing…

PLOP! Chronicles: Micheletti Asks Arias for Help Reinstating Zelaya

Quico says: And now for something completely different: The New York Times reports that Honduras’ de facto president Roberto Micheletti has come around and now favors returning democratically-elected-then-deposed-nutter Mel Zelaya to the presidency, along the lines of the Arias mediation plan. The paper reports Micheletti’s biggest problem now is building support for the San José…

Bazooka Hugo

Quico says: The Case of the Swedish Bazookas makes it clear that something very odd is happening in the bonkers-at-the-best-of-times world of chavista foreign policy. The Venezuelan government is no longer in the business of providing explanations, half-assed apologies, or even the odd preposterous-but-face-saving denial in the face of incontrovertible evidence of meddling in its…

What’s missing in this press note?

Juan Cristóbal says: – The Governor of Lara, Henry Falcón (PSUV), went out onto the streets of Barquisimeto the other day, got on a steam-roller and proceeded to turn more than 400 confiscated firearms into pancakes. The accompanying press note carried the news, with Falcón stating that the public destruction of weapons is part of…

Coming Out FARC

Quico says: Last week’s revelation that high tech Swedish anti-tank missiles have been seeping across the border from the Venezuelan military into FARC’s hands reminded me of nothing so much as Ellen’s much hyped-up coming out in 1997: it’s not that it was actually a surprise, it’s not as though we didn’t all know. It’s…