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Strawmanslaughter

I was disappointed to see Miguel Angel Santos, normally so lucid, join the unhinged chorus of voices passionately arguing against a straw-man made to stand in for Francisco Rodríguez’s position on macro-economic adjustment. I can understand why a guy like Luis García Mora, who plainly doesn’t understand what adjustment is, could find comfort in arguing against…

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…

Alek goes all-out on Santos

Fellow blogger Alek Boyd has an article over on The Commentator about Colombia-Venezuela relations. It’s a provocative read – the title alone should tell you that. I get where Alek is coming from, but ultimately, Santos has made a choice to favor the well-being of his country’s economy over a quixotic quest to bring Hugo…

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…