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Disarmament and Its Discontents

Take a look to this report from Brazil’s newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo: “The family nanny for Elías Jaua (currently the Venezuelan Communes Minister) was detained in the early hours of Friday morning in São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, charged of weapons trafficking. She was carrying a .38 revolver with ammunition, which she says belong to the…

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The pain from the China loans

One of the more interesting angles of the China financing story is the way it is hampering Venezuela’s ability to weather the current slump in the oil prices. Here is the lowdown on the renegotiation with China: “The MOFCOM article goes on to explain that the declining oil price requires Venezuela to export more oil, but that…

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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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An UN-eventful visit

When Hugo Chávez went to the UN, it used to be an event. The outlandish comandante garnered the world’s attention thanks to the deep pockets he had, and let’s face it, to his God-given talent for hogging the limelight and seizing the media’s attention. Nicolás Maduro? Not so much. Aside from a sparsely-attended speech in which the…