27F, from East to West

Two articles, both published by Prodavinci (in Spanish), are the best thing I’ve read lately on the Caracazo. The first, by Mayé Primera, tells the story of Hilda Páez, whose son Richard was killed by a soldier’s stray bullet. Páez lived with her family in a shack in Petare, in the East of Caracas. Primera…

El Caracazo nuestro de cada día

So I’m just now – far too late, I know – settling down to read Mirtha Riveros’s La Rebelión de los Náufragos, a blow-by-blow account the pivotal second CAP government of 1989-1993. It’s a cracking good read. I’ll be posting thoughts on it over days to come. For now, I just want to note one…