Let’s play “Whose Quote is That?”

Ready everyone? OK. Who described Hugo Chávez as a “deceitful and divisive president who lacked the resolve to organize himself politically and militarily”? Give up? The answer’s here. And boy, the words “read the whole thing” were invented for that link.

May 10th: Save the Date!

 On May 10th, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London is publishing a massive dump of never-bef0re-published Raul Reyes laptop docs: courtesy of a leak-cum-final-parting-fuck-you-from-Uribe-to-his-onetime-protegé. Now that FARC is pretty much licked and evicted from the Venezuelan side of the border, this stuff is no longer really strategically relevant: more like tittle-tattle. Still, I’ll…

Santos Does His Job; Venezuelan Reactionaries Blanche

It’s fun to see the horrified responses in bits of Venezuela’s further-right-wing blogosphere at Juan Manuel Santos’s newfound partnership with Chávez. Some of these guys just can’t believe the guy who was supposed to be to the right of Uribe is so keen to find an accomodation with el rrrrrrrrregimen. But let’s get real: Santos’s…