Chávez and Gaddafi: The Axis of Unpaganda

After initially dithering, Hugo Chávez has now decisively taken sides in the rhetorical contest between Muamar Gaddafi and the Sane World. In the face of what is now surely overwhelming evidence from dozens of journalists (some of whose salaries he pays) hundreds of eye-witnesses and thousands of refugees, he remains adamant that there is no evidence…

A fundamental unseriousness

If it had the slightest interest in such things, chavismo could build an honest, cogent, powerful case against international intervention in Libya. It could point out the thicket of contradictions that has led the United States to, at once, attack one Arab government (Libya) that is murdering its pro-democracy demonstrators while continuing to send weapons and…

The glut around the corner?

CNN is reporting that other countries are joining Saudi Arabia and raising crude production in light of the prolongued conflict in Libya. The list, as you can fathom, does not include Venezuela. The money quote is from Michael Wittner, head of oil research at Société Générale: “The oil markets are pricing in an extended Libyan…