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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…

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Fighting the war on fiction

The shakeup that wasn’t and its future consequences has been the main story in the last few days, but right underneath the radar was the latest development in the “Media War” the central government claims to be waging. A few days ago, Information Minister Delcy Rodriguez went ballistic on Twitter, accusing the TNT TV series “Legends” of…

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Spinning the revolution

I had to do a double-take upon learning that PDVSA had hired Bell Pottinger, the PR firm run by Margaret Thatcher’s former communications director to “clean its image.” Of course, no comment from the revolution, so we have no idea how much they (we) are paying for this, nor for what purpose exactly. The part that stood out from…