The smell of Hades

A few years ago, Hugo Chávez famously claimed that George W. Bush had left the podium of the UN “reeking of sulphur.” He should know about that. Turns out, Venezuela ranks 99 out of 100 countries in terms of sulphur content in its gasoline. The maximum allowable sulfur dioxide content in our gasoline is 1,000…

The illusion of inevitability

(You can find the original Spanish version of this post at Alejandro Tarre’s Blog.) Two items: 1) Hugo Chávez in a recent interview published in Uruguay’s La República: I could’ve not existed. When I was young I almost drowned in a river. It was winter, lots of water and I went into the river with some…

Nine years on

Yes folks, it’s really been nine years. Really. There’s nothing more to add at this point. It’s all been said, and lied about, and set straight, and lied about again so many times it’s a bit of a mutt’s game to go over it all once more. When all is said and done, Jorge Tortoza is…