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MY WEEKEND AT CASA MARIA

by Cesar (Big Cesar) Aguirre

My usual weekend, going to Tucson from Ajo and helping out at Casa Maria when I can. This past weekend my son unexpectedly asked me to join him for a book study gathering at Brian’s. 204 more words

Casa Maria

MARY O’GRADY: Iran and Argentina: The Defectors’ Tale

Wall Street Journal: Three former Venezuelan insiders say Hugo Chávez brokered a cash-for-nuclear-technology deal.

Did Hugo Chávez act as a bagman for Iran in its effort to get nuclear technology from Argentina? 84 more words

Government

Post-Chavez Venezuela a ticking time-bomb

Inflation at sixty-five percent, the world’s second-highest murder rate, and a widespread lack of basic goods. The similarities to North Korea are striking: A relatively new and buffoonish tyrant – incompetent as can be – refuses to change course from the Marxist policies that have destroyed the economy, and instead responds by blaming the United States and by building up his military at the expense of all else. 91 more words

Culture In Decline

Woman Arrested For Smoking, Ranting On Plane Explains Herself

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman arrested for going on a rant and smoking a cigarette on an airplane isn’t making any excuses for her actions that day. 418 more words

News

Why Venezuela is the world's worst performing economy, in three charts

There is a roaring trade in Venezuelan goods along the country’s border with Colombia. That is in stark contrast to the general malaise of the economy in the rest of the country. 499 more words

Coup Fatigue in Caracas

For generations of Latin Americans, it’s been an oldie but goodie: “Why has the United States never had a coup?” Answer: “Because there’s no American Embassy in Washington!” 1,416 more words

Diplomacy

Chavistas still waving the flag in the face of disaster, even as Venezuela's economic crisis deepens

Analysis

CARACAS — Hugo Chavez’s dream of making Venezuela a socialist paradise has become Nicolas Maduro’s nightmare.

Mr. Chavez, who died of cancer two years ago this month, won over millions of the poor during his 14 years in power by giving them massive amounts of oil money. 868 more words

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