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Venezuela & Saudi Arabia

Interesting discussion begun by Corey Robin over in Crooked Timber about US Government and political establishment disparate reactions to the passing of Venezuela’s Chávez in early 2013 and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz a week ago or so.

Paradise Lost

Dark Reality of a Beautiful Country Revealed

By Hector Perez, Associate Editor

After a smooth landing in Caracas on a cloudy December morning, the remnants of once great Venezuela spread out in all directions exposing the depth of its fall from prosperity. 612 more words

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...the spirit of hugo chávez walks abroad in the land...

…even in death still confounding his discredited persecutors…

The recent death of a Saudi King has brought to the fore the democratic ideals espoused and enforced by the present and former Western empires, and the great unwashed of the world is ever more bemused. 471 more words

Democracy

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On Hugo Chavez…

John Kerry: “Throughout his time in office, President Chavez has repeatedly undermined democratic institutions by using extra-legal means, including politically motivated incarcerations, to consolidate power.”

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Let’s hope change in Caracas follows change in Havana

As the United States ends its embargo on Cuba, many foresee the slow break down of the Caribbean country’s isolation, with an American-style way of life seeping in, bringing with it more business, liberalisation, democracy, and of course more McDonalds. 1,105 more words

Politics

01.20.15: "There Are No Laws Here"

Luis Miquilena, former Minister of Justice and mentor to Hugo Chavez, said today in an interview with  El Nacional that Venezuela is facing an unprecedented crisis, and that unless the Maduro government vacates power, Venezuela… 484 more words

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