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…

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Oswald walks

Imagine the scene at the Dallas Police Station, November 22nd, 1963. A man is captured in a movie theater and brought into custody, a man named Lee Harvey Oswald. The President of the United States has been murdered a few miles away. Imagine then, in this parallel universe, the Dallas police department deciding that Oswald can go home. In…