New Blood: Raul Aular

A big focus over the coming months will be broadening out the writing stable beyond just Juan and I by reaching out to new talent. We’re looking for smart, opinionated writers allergic to the usual clichés and far removed from the closed loop of the Caracas newspapers’ opinion pages (Zzzzzzzzzzzz). Recently, trundling through the vast…

Chávez starts to pay the price for that Bolivar sword replica UPDATED

Even longstanding Chávez ball-coddler Nikolas Kozloff is appalled by his chumminess with Ghaddafi… Update: Now long time friend-of-the-house Al Giordano piles on – taking it out, bizarrely, on Evita Golinger and Telesur. It’s like these guys’ heads would explode if they even entertained the simple, Occam’s Razorish explanation for all this: that Chávez consistent­ly expresses…

Nausea

The thought that the man responsible for this has been honored and lionized in my own country fills me with a kind of dread-soaked rage that feels curiously like nausea.