Your Tax Bolivars @ Work

As far as I’m concerned, IISS’s version of the Raul Reyes files is the Mother of All Internet Time-Sinks. It’s Wikileaksesque in that it often doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already sort of imagine must be happening, but it sure does fill in the gaps, adding a ton of detail and nuance to the broad…

Vainas de Freddy

Surprising a universe of no one, IISS’s version of the Raul Reyes files are already up online. They make for absolutely compelling reading – you can waste hours and hours leafing through them, which I know for a fact, cuz I just did precisely that! The Venezuela-related file is 836 pages of small type –…

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.