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A kidnapper speaks

I found this video by Fusion fascinating. The outstanding part for me is how the young thug views this like any other job: he simply wants respect, he wants to move up in the ranks, and he is highly committed to his trade. It’s just that his trade … involves inflicting unspeakable violence on people.…

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MUD Primaries Are Just The Beginning

Last week MUD Secretary General Jesus Torrealba announced that opposition primaries for the National Assembly elections will be held on May 3rd. A scant few hours earlier Ledezma had been snatched by SEBIN. The timing of Torrealba’s announcement made some opposition supporters furious: people went cuckoo denouncing how insulting it was to be talking about primaries when…

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Please Support Efecto Cocuyo

Watching Venezuela from afar can be frustrating. You feel you should do something, but you don’t know what that something might be. If, like me, you’re looking for something concrete, immediate and real you can do right now to make a difference, try this: support Efecto Cocuyo. Launched by two tough, award-winning Caracas journalists – Luz Mely Reyes and friend-of-the-blog Laura Weffer…