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The Esequibo rift heats up… again

The long diplomatic conflict between Venezuela and Guyana regarding the territory known as the Esequibo has entered a brand new phase this year. In recent weeks, both nations have toughened up their words and actions, thanks to the discovery of oil under disputed waters by ExxonMobil, whose presence is rejected by our central government. Last month, ExxonMobil…

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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…