When Model UN finally comes in handy

Just so we’re clear, I’m now working for the International Relations Dept. of Comando Simón Bolívar. I’m a grunt, not a spokesperson, but still, I’m pretty proud of it. Here’s why: Venezuela’s oppostion, after a 14-year long international relations coma, has more to show for its past three weeks of foreign activism than Venezuelan President…

Alexis Ramírez: Grand Media Inquisitor

The Chavista onslaught against independent media (domestic or foreign) has been escalating pretty quickly: Nicolás Maduro has now accused CNN en Español of promoting a coup against him and putting Venezuela to shame. This just after Maracaibo TV channel ATEL was taken off the air last week by the broadcasting authority, CONATEL, to block its…

Nope, not a Chigüire story…

Sigh… El embajador de Irán en Venezuela, Hojattolah Soltani, informó hoy que ofreció a los nuevos dueños del canal privado venezolano Globovisión la programación en castellano del canal iraní HispanTV, propuesta que fue bien recibida por los empresarios que ahora dirigen el medio. Hojattolah Soltani indicó, tras sostener una reunión con Juan Domingo Cordero, uno…

“The Last Bastion”

The choice of title (what is this, Lord of the Rings?) was unfortunate, as I do not believe it is indeed the last bastion. Still, I discuss Hojillas and Globos in my latest over at the Transitions blog. (Apologies to all you curmudgeons out there, but you need to register to read it) The value added:…