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The 2002 Venezuelan manufactured coup d'état

The 2002 failed coup d’état in Venezuela spawned a 35-page Wikipedia entry, and Hugo Chavez another 52 pages. As I came to understand that Fidel Castro was an American Intelligence agent, I began to realize there is a pattern here. 2,143 more words

Public Hoaxes

Terence Corcoran: Chavez’s Canadian fan club is awfully quiet about Venezuela’s utter meltdown

It’s time for a break from the great media/Hollywood fixation on the imminent malfeasance of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Better, for sanity and perspective, to reflect on a former media/Hollywood fixation: The ideologically sainted Hugo Chavez, a national leader whose wondrous achievements as socialist president of Venezuela were hailed and celebrated for almost two decades. 850 more words

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‘Os olhos dele estão por todo o lado. Olhas para cima, lá está Chávez. Olhas para a esquerda, Lá está ele outra vez. Olhas para a direita, é igual. 46 more words


Iran's Alleged Laundering Arrangement With Venezuela

As revolutionary states whose ruling ideologies are deeply hostile to both Israel and the United States, Iran and Venezuela are natural allies: There’s a reason Hezbollah has been so  240 more words


Reflections: "Open Veins of Latin America"

December 1, 2016

Seven years ago this month, I finished reading Open Veins of Latin America:  Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, by Eduardo Galeano.  1,734 more words

Venezuela needs help

How can a country potentially so rich be in such an appalling state? Venezuela has the world’s biggest oil reserves, and yet people are struggling to buy basics such as bread and medicines. 144 more words