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Alicia Bárcena’s blinders

The head of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), well-known chavista hack Alicia Bárcena, was in Caracas yesterday. While she was there, she praised Venezuela for “poverty reduction” and for fighting inequality. It’s too bad that Bárcena doesn’t read her own reports. As we wrote about months ago, her very own organization…

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With Friends Like These Chronicles

Fresh from the delicious story of Karen Halnon, the Penn State Abington sociology prof who recently declared she was smoking on an international airline flight in solidarity with the Venezuelan revolution, I’m just going to leave this here for y’all to mull… Damascus, SANA – Hundreds of Syrians staged Thursday an event to show their support…

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Sobremesa Chronicles

You know what I miss? I miss the truth. I yearn for a politician that speaks his or her mind, damn the torpedoes. Consider, for example, the past few weeks in the thorny, cantankerous, dysfunctional relationship between the US and Venezuela. You know what’s happened: embassies are being downsized, then not. Sanctions have been imposed. Marches have…

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The Misguided MUD

Boy, this communiqué from the MUD in response to Barack Obama’s recent Executive Order is a clear example of the old adage about a camel being a horse designed by a committee. What a mish-mash. Let’s break it down – what is the text saying? 1. Venezuela is not a threat, and the only thing that…