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  • When Will Iraq Start Protecting Journalists?
    Click to expand Image The office of Dijlah TV station in Baghdad was badly damaged after it was torched by protesters on August 31, 2020. P…
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  • Iran gasoline in Venezuela: tragedy or bad joke

    Iran gasoline in Venezuela: tragedy or bad joke

    This nice PDVSA worker, all dressed in red of course, cheers and waves the flag as Iranian tankers reach Venezuela to deliver gasoline.What is wrong with this picture?To begin with, the worker is a fraud, he represents a state oil company which once…
    - 15 Jun 20, 10:32am -
  • The end arriveth

    The end arriveth

    Milton Friedman said something of the kind that were the Sahara to be ruled by communist the desert would run out of sand within a few years.Well, it just happened in Venezuela, perhaps the first mega oil producer in history that has run out of gasol…
    - 19 May 20, 6:45am -
  • Coronavirus a.k.a COVID 19 : the Venezuelan story
    No need to soften the blow. If the first case of Coronavirus in Venezuela is not yet confirmed, it is just a matter of time until a verifiable one is reported.  In fact, the Pan American Health Organization has announced that it is sending missions…
    - 8 Mar 20, 8:04pm -
  • A whirlwind start of year
    Over a month and a half without writing...Then again I learned the limitations of writing from outside of Venezuela. January and February have been so eventful that just thinking seriously about the implications of the events was not possible: someth…
    - 1 Mar 20, 6:32pm -
  • What mattered in 2019

    What mattered in 2019

    For yours truly, of course, no objectivity here. (1)I pick as the marking moment of 2019 the burning down of Notre Dame in Paris. Why? Because it was infinitely more than a Church going down in flames, it was a hit on one of the main symbols of Weste…
    - 1 Jan 20, 4:00am -
  • Welcome 2020
    Dear readers, it has been two years in a row that the best wishes I received were the prelude of horrendous years of grief.  I am thus quite weary to partake in the ritual wishes.But one needs to pick up the pieces, dust off, stand up and walk.So th…
    - 31 Dec 19, 8:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 5: did international sanctions work?
    More and more people are questioning the results of over a year of sanctions against the Maduro regime. Are they right?Let's start with the obvious: many that uphold that view are either trying to make deals with the regime, or are from the democrati…
    - 30 Dec 19, 6:30pm -
  • 2019 in review part 4: a suicidal opposition?
    The opposition to the regime started on solid footing in January when Guaido was elected chair of the National Assembly as this one declared null the "election" of Maduro a few months before.  Unfortunately the high hopes of early 2019 have been das…
    - 30 Dec 19, 7:16am -
  • 2019 in review part 3: the dollar bubble
    The economy of Venezuela keeps tanking. And yet some papers are talking "improvement". This is bullshit and only reflects on the superficiality of Venezuelan coverage, still, after all of these years.  Then again if you limit yourself to Caracas you…
    - 28 Dec 19, 1:40pm -
  • 2019 in review part 2: digging its heels
    January was loaded with expectations: the fraudulent "reelection" of Maduro months earlier was not recognized by over 50 democratic countries.  Maduro was left to rely on Russia, China and a few low weight accomplices.  The National Assembly elect…
    - 28 Dec 19, 12:51pm -
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