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Love Labour’s Loss

I’d heard that Britain’s Labour Party, in full-on PTSD mode after its unexpected electoral shillacking at the hand of Cameron’s conservatives, was flirting with electing an out-and-out leftie nutter as leader. But did you know that Jeremy Corbyn is also a fully paid up member of the Bolivarian Solidarity movement? I’m serious as a heart attack!…

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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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#TropaTelesur under siege

Imagine what would happen to your business if you discriminated among your employees based on nationality alone, and they knew about it. What would your workers do if they found out that some of their colleagues earn 100 *times* their salary by virtue of simply being foreign? Well, could you blame them if they took the story to…

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What’s in Roy’s head? (Updated: Chaderton sort of apologizes)

Roy Chaderton, Venezuela’s Ambassador to the OAS, has always been a curious little beast. A product of Venezuela’s ancien regime, he is one of the few highly-educated diplomats that remained in good standing with Chávez after the Revolution came to power. After the tides turned, many people in top positions turned in their resignations in disgust – Ambassador…