Chúo-Torrealba-2

Thought crimes

Some days it seems as though chavismo is coming apart at the seams. Their unhinged responses to the most feeble of slights is a gift to their critics. This weekend we saw the latest incarnation of this disturbing pattern. As our readers know well, last week US President Barack Obama signed into law a bill authorizing…

roberto-weil

A cartoonish affair

The aftermath of the murders of PSUV MP Roberto Serra and his assistant María Herrera last week, along with the discussion on who was behind them and why, has grabbed the attention of the country in the last few days. Here at CC, it is no different. But a side controversy appeared over the weekend, one which indirectly touched…

guardia-nacional-bolivariana

Thug-ocracy

Good news, everyone! There’s a new military force in town! Meet the Clash Force (Fuerza de Choque)! (It sounds like a Chuck Norris movie). This week’s Official Gazette mentions the creation of this brand new force, which is put under the supervision of the Organizational Strategic Command of the Armed Forces (CEOFANB). Its mission? Fight…