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The quotable revolution

(A guest post by friend-of-the-blog Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez) It’s amazing how little of the truly delicious ridiculousness spouted by the regime’s members gets noticed abroad, isn’t it?  Since the death of Chávez, whose personal musings regarding, say, Martian economics or eau de azufre, would sporadically find their way into international news, today equally delectable morsels cooked up by his…

Where’s Waldo? Cont.

Six days after his last public appearance, Hugo Chávez is on TV again. Same setting. Pretty much the same attendees. Zero contact with the people. The topic of his boring talk today? The regional elections, and how the opposition is apparently moronic for thinking that something called “Constitutional” had anything to do with modifying the…

It’ll never happen again, baby, I promise

This is simply upsetting. Speaking to supporters in Cabimas, Chávez literally promises to “be more efficient, a better companion, a better person,” adding “I won’t fail you.” That “companion” bit got me. I mean, I know it’s a marialejandralopecista talking point, but jeezum crow, the cycle of violence overtones here are downright eerie. Venezuela is…

Laureano nails it

Laureano Márquez has a wonderful piece today, where he weighs in on the milieu of the times. So if you’re the sort of person who thinks milieu counts for something, go and read it… (in Spanish, btw) The money quote: “Si hay que insistir tanto en que el candidato opositor no es lo que parece,…