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Malaria’s unwelcome comeback

Once, a long time ago, we were pioneers in erradicating malaria, but now the endemic disease is more rooted than ever in Venezuela. Yet even if we have addressed this theme several times before, a couple of very different yet completely related reports give us a clear prespective than this disease is here to stay. The first one comes…

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Journalism under siege

What’s new with the communicational hegemony these days? Well, a radio station was shut down in Barinas, and a radio show was suspended in Caracas. Journalists are being fired for having opinions, newsroom personnel are publicly disputing their paper’s new editorial line, and lots of money is being thrown at everyday cadenas. So, the usual. Yet ,the biggest change…

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Sky-high debt

Oh, Conviasa… Just when you had finally paid the debt with the Italian company that leases you a Boeing 767 for your Madrid and Buenos Aires routes, now you have another aircraft retained for lack of payment. Sigh. In this case, an Airbus A340 is being held in Bordeaux, France (where it was under maintenance)…