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Are we ready? Of course not

I don’t want to cause panic, folks, but reading stories like the one about the nurse who contracted the ebola virus in Madrid doesn’t help quell collective nerves. Heck, even in Dallas they appear to have screwed up. These stories brought me back to a conversation I had the other day with a friend who owns…

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Citgo on the block again?

As pundits mull Venezuela’s big win in yesterday’s ICSID ruling on the ExxonMobil case (don’t miss this interesting comment from Venetexan), the Maduro administration continues to ponder what to do about Citgo. A few weeks ago, Maduro himself had suggested that the Citgo sale privatization was a no-go. But yesterday, Reuters said our friendly French bankers have asked for more…

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Revolution at 45%, and dropping

I concur with Setty: this talk by experts Daniel Kerner of Eurasia Group, Chevron’s Ali Moshiri, and our friend Francisco Monaldi of Harvard is well worth your time. It talks about the politics and the geology of oil in Argentina and Venezuela. The key part is Francisco’s estimate that the revolution needs the price of a…

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It’s a new world

We knew this day was coming. Now, it’s here. The IMF has confirmed that China is now the world’s largest economy, as measured in terms of GDP (using purchasing power parity, which means adjusting for cost of living). How is this related to Venezuela, you ask? Well, let’s just say this is related … to…

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Miami Venezuelans vs. Mary Landrieu

Ah, Miami Venezuelans. In their free time, when they are not dodging accusations of being participants in devious acts, they are actually … doing their job. Going to vote. Organizing rallies. And yes, protesting against that chavista tool, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. You’re probably familiar with Landrieu’s underhanded maneuver to protect Venezuelan human rights violators…

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Too much death

The great Alberto Barrera on the Serra murders, talking about all the morally bankrupt chavistas jumping the gun and putting the blame for the Serra murders on our side. The highlight: La violencia no nos rodea. Ya, más bien, vivimos en ella. No es una amenaza externa. Habita con nosotros. Está en todos lados. También…