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Ledezma Snatched by SEBIN

Twitter just lit up with reports of a SEBIN squad forcing their way into Antonio Ledezma’s office in el Rosal. Ledezma is the metropolitan mayor of Caracas, a post invented by chavismo to sort of oversee all the municipalities that integrate the city. After losing this stewardship to the opposition they have been trying to strip it from…

Borges tweet

Coup = toucan’s saliva

There’s an expression in Venezuela: when something has been put together in a flimsy, temporary way, we say it is “glued with a parrot’s saliva.” In the past few months, opposition unity has been anything but united. Infighting and bickering between various factions had left the opposition coalition floundering. So, in a way, yesterday’s accusation that…

Jean-Maninat

Paging mayor Ledezma

This was a bad week for chavismo, with its internal struggles becoming more evident than ever. But Schadenfreude would feel a bit better … if our side wasn’t in such a state of disrepair. In that regard, I like this idea by Jean Maninat: the MUD folks should sit down and come up with a joint…

Grow some sack

This article by the inimitable Ibsen Martínez points to a very serious problem any eventual Capriles campaign would face: the restlesness the hardcore opposition feels toward any sort of “chavista light” approach. The money quote: “And the worst part is having to listen calmly as St. Henrique Capriles tell us his soul hangs on a…