Tocorón or not To corón, that is the question

I wonder if in writing all these prison insanity posts for a foreign audience I’m not guilty of exoticizing Venezuela too much, rendering it so foreign, distant-seeming and culturally alien that normal Western people will stop seeing it as part of their cultural and moral orbit. Then again, the stories are just too much fun not to…

My theory r.e.: Dan Rather’s theory (Updated)

The one thing we know for sure is that Cuban doctors monopolize all the first-hand information on the state of Chávez’s health, and when we say Cuban doctors, what we mean is G2. So how can you take those lemons and turn them into some juicy intelligence lemonade? Simple. You produce three different versions of…

The “S” Word

Last week, the second game of the Venezuelan Basketball League’s final series was underway in Puerto La Cruz between Marinos de Anzoátegui and Trotamundos de Carabobo. It was a great game; trotamundos were up 94-87 with 15 seconds left on the clock when this happened: All of a sudden, “The Devil’s Boiler” went pitch black. The game was…