The Devil’s Excrement is one of the two English language blogs about Venezuela that I rely upon frequently. Moctavio always presents interesting material and has an excellent batting average.

The Devil's Excrement

President Hugo Chavez announced that he will end the unofficial visit to Venezuela tonight, when he will return to the new center of power for the country in Cuba. Apparently Chavez only came back to plead for his life with the Christ figure in his hometown of Barinas, his favorite one.

Chavez’ tone was a different one this week. He seems to be in the bargaining or depression stage, past the anger and denial of the earlier times. For those who still think this is an act, the length of Chavez’ speech is the giveaway, clearly he no longer has the energy that he used to, limits his time. I also think he was ranting and rambling more than usual, but that is very hard to measure. Mixing religion, Che Guevara, Bolivar and Darwin in the few minutes he spoke was a little bit of a stretch. Asking for Christ’s…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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