El lado no tan lindo de la noche…

From comments, as translated by FT, I’m a woman, born and raised in Venezuela. My problem with Miss Venezuela isn’t that some girls decide to go hungry, undertake the risks implied by unnecessary surgery and compete to do something that in many cases doesn’t require any talent beyond a certain grace in showing off bodies…

El País que No Cambió – Miss Venezuela LiveBlog

Just for old times sake, I’m watching Miss Venezuela tonight. (It’s streaming live online – just click here!) It’s so weird that this still goes on. It’s like a time-warp straight out of the tacky, unreconstructed 80s still surviving somehow in the middle of the revolution. Fuck it, I’m going to live-blog it… 11:45 –…

Censored Ad Update

The CNE ordered TV stations to take off the air this 30-second spot of Leopoldo Lopez’s political party Voluntad Popular, titled “Security is the Way”. Here’s the ad in question: The Electoral authority has already shut down other ads, including the series made by NGO Ciudadania Activa about the “ventajismo” of using State resources for…