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The Week in Bullets

National Hoodlum’s Vacation On January 3rd the government was expected to announce the new economic measures for 2015. During that day we received a bunch of messages regarding the manner in which the government would inform the public. First, Maduro was going to drop the bomb all by himself. Later, we were told there were going to…

Ricardo Hausmann

Hausmann Presidente

A translation of a delicious put-down of our cerebrally-limited President, courtesy of Harvard Prof. Ricardo Hausmann: After a trip to Albania, South Africa, India, and Kazakhstan, where I have spoken to governments about how to confront their problems, I found out that Nicolás Maduro has again tried to hold me responsible for his own failure. Apparently, Venezuela’s financial problem…

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The plan is …

So what did Venezuelan President Maduro say yesterday after Venezuela suffered a heavy blow at the OPEC meeting? Basically, we will not cut anything significant in the budget. Social and military investment – whatever that is – will not suffer. Not a single bolívar will be cut from the budget (hint: why would they? they can just keep on…

Ministros

Can’t Stop the Music

Vice-President Jorge Arreaza just announced that all the Ministers have offered their resignations to President Maduro in the midst of what the government has deemed The Shake: The Revolution within the Revolution (El Sacudón: La Revolución dentro de la Revolución.) This, of course, is not a new funky (yeyé-gogó) dance step promoted by Maduro, nor is it different to…