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Keystone XL Isn’t a Threat to the Environment; It’s a Threat to Venezuela

News filtered down this week that, to try to help hanging-by-a-thread Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu, the outgoing Senate Democratic leadership may allow a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline during congress’s lame-duck session. This would give Landrieu one more chance to suck up to her voters by … once more screwing Venezuela. The same Landrieu who…

Federer of Switzerland hits return to Djokovic of Serbia in their semi-final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris

Still Two Sets To Go, Quico

(This is a guest post by a long time reader, MacPapas Medianas, who is writing from the second floor of what was once the highest grossing McDonalds in Latin America — a.k.a., el McDonalds de La Castellana). The consensus in the opposition is that the Venezuelan government is full of incapable bureaucrats who are steering…

The Championships - Wimbledon 2013: Day One

Game, Set, Match…Default

Write it down: November 12th is the day the Great Venezuelan Default Debate of 2013-2014 effectively ended. In a research note circulated this morning to Bank of America clients, Francisco Rodríguez concludes that the Venezuelan state is now so disorganized and chaotic, and it has so little capacity to process and tackle complex problems, that…

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That was predictable…

All it takes is for Juan to declare a blog break for Reuters to come up with a major scoop. Hats off to Brian Ellsworth for flushing out Robert Hanson, the English toff/nutter who forked out 39% of the price Jeff Bezos paid for The Washington Post to buy…Ultimas Noticias! (BTW, wasn’t there a law…

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José Manuel Briceño Guerrero, 1929-2014

José Manuel Briceño Guerrero, the llanero philosopher and author whose dazzling prose did more to illuminate the Venezuelan condition to me than that of any of his contemporaries, died in his beloved Mérida last Friday. He was 85. Obituary writers have hurried to pronounce his legacy “influential”, but in fact Briceño Guerrero was much more often celebrated than read,…