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Too much death

The great Alberto Barrera on the Serra murders, talking about all the morally bankrupt chavistas jumping the gun and putting the blame for the Serra murders on our side. The highlight: La violencia no nos rodea. Ya, más bien, vivimos en ella. No es una amenaza externa. Habita con nosotros. Está en todos lados. También…

COLAS PARA VISITAR EL FÉRETRO DE CHÁVEZ EN EL MUSEO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN

Venezuelan Culture is Dead

In recognition of his daring, boundary-pushing performance art installation consisting of laying perfectly still inside a rectangular marble box for 19 months, the Venezuelan government has awarded the 2014 National Culture Prize to…Hugo Chávez. If you need a good weep, check out the video of the official announcement. 

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A matter of keeping your priorities straight

After tons of criticisms and complaints, CENCOEX – the replacement to currency distributor CADIVI – has finally received praise for doing things right on time. Was it for food supplies? For medicines? Nope, it was for baseball players. Oscar Prieto Párraga, the current head of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) has thanked both the Sports Minister Antonio…

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Torre de David Avant la Lettre

A visionary Caracas urban development abandoned amid political turmoil, squatted on, turned into an epicenter of urban legends and violence…El Helicoide was Torre de David before there was a Torre de David. Celeste Olalquiaga picks up the fascinating, mostly forgotten story of what’s now Venezuela’s Security Policy headquarters for Failed Architecture. Nelson Rockefeller tried to…

Pasaporte Venezuela

My kingdom for a passport

“You have to wait,” said the lady at the Embassy. “But I have been waiting, it’s been almost a month and my daughter’s passport expires in just a few weeks,” I protested. The lady pursed her lips. She was getting tired of me. There was a modest line of people outside the embassy door. They all clutched their manila…