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From: Caracas Chronicles <caracaschronicles@gmail.com> To: Feijoo Colomine <conafro@gmail.com> Sent: Wed, May 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM Subject: Su interesante artículo en Aporrea Estimado Sr. Colomine Leí con interés su artículo en Aporrea, donde narra su decepción al visitar el Gran Abasto Bicentenario de la Plaza Venezuela. Su experiencia no sorprende: anaqueles vacíos, poca variedad, colas…

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Begging for cocoa

“Pidiendo cacao” – literally, begging for cocoa – is Venezuelan slang for “asking for a freebie.” You know who’s “begging for cocoa” in a literal, not figurative sense? World markets, that’s who. The quality of Venezuela’s cocoa is legendary. Cocoa plants all over the world have been cross-bred to make them resistant to plagues, but…

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How I became a Hezboll-iever

Some of you may have noticed that we don’t always write about every story that goes around. This has to do with erring on the side of carefulness. After so many years blogging about Venezuela you develop a sixth sense for BS. The tales surrounding our country’s collapse are sometimes so ludicrous, you tend to stay away…

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It which cannot be named

Diosdado Cabello is suing El Nacional, Tal Cual, and LaPatilla.com for writing pieces claiming he is a drug smuggler. Of course, these news sites were not claiming such things, but simply repeating what is being said abroad about Cabello. The real reason behind Cabello’s lawsuit has a first and a last name, as well as…

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Mining for news

Don’t miss Efecto Cocuyo’s take on illegal mining in Venezuela’s South. Thanks to intrepid reporters working for Discovery Max, we can witness the devastation that illegal mining is causing in the region. And when we say “illegal,” we don’t mean “undocumented immigrants” or “garimpeiros.” We mean hard-core, armed criminal gangs working in cahoots with the Venezuelan military in…