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An UN-eventful visit

When Hugo Chávez went to the UN, it used to be an event. The outlandish comandante garnered the world’s attention thanks to the deep pockets he had, and let’s face it, to his God-given talent for hogging the limelight and seizing the media’s attention. Nicolás Maduro? Not so much. Aside from a sparsely-attended speech in which the…

Eva-Hebert

Quick reminder to all non-revolutionary women

Esteemed Capitalist Pig, A socialist greeting to you! The following is to notify you that, even though the Central Government is now working on a new political framework to cope with violence against women – specially that inflicted by family members or partners – you, by virtue of being a dirty capitalist, imperialist and escuálida apátrida, do not qualify for said…

Leopoldo cuatro

Caged and restless

Last Saturday, Prodavinci published a meaty piece of journalism-slash-history: Part 1 of the first extended interview opposition leader Leopoldo López has given since he was jailed last February (here, in Spanish). The author of the piece is Boris Muñoz, one of Venezuela’s best journalists. The interview is quite long, but that’s understandable. Leopoldo, Venezuela’s most prominent political…

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The Week in Bullets

God-finger Remember the good old days when the problem was that Venezuelan food was rotting in the ports? Yeah, at least then we had food. PDVAL was the state-owned company at the center of all food supply scandals. After a while, PDVAL disappeared from the front pages. It seems as if the government wants to relaunch…