Category Archives: Chavez

Venezuela is falling down the rabbit hole into Blunderland.


The protests continue. Off with their heads, says the Red Queen. When Venezuela reaches the bottom, will she be able to get back up?  Bello Monte when tear gas was dropped from far away the protest rally. Daniel at Venezuela News and Views … Continue reading

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Venezuela — Cuba is “helping” the Regime, but how about Iran?


As her de facto colony, Venezuela has Cuban assistance in resisting anti- regime protests. Iran also seems to be helping. March 16th march against Cuban interference Although not very successful, Cuba has been helping the Venezuelan regime to respond in the only ways she … Continue reading

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Venezuela update — it’s still a mess


Little new information escapes from Venezuela, beyond that protests and repression by the Chavista/Cuban regime continue. As Daniel reported today (Saturday), the Organization of American States (OAS) produced a resolution about the situation in Venezuela. The regime scores because not … Continue reading

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The mess du jour is in the Ukraine; do messes closer to home matter?


North Korea has nukes and Iran either has them or is working diligently to get them. That’s easier now that sanctions have been diminished and Iran is “open for business.” China is becoming more aggressive and so is Russia. Yet … Continue reading

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Why do the left generally support the Chavistas in Venezuela?


With three principal exceptions — Panamá, Colombia and Chile — Latin American governments are oriented toward the far left.  An article at Huff & Puff by a self-proclaimed leftist, Carlos González, argues than leftists should not automatically support dictators, even … Continue reading

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Nasty things are being said about government of, for and by Chavistas.


Most are true, but what difference does that make? The left prefer spin. An article posted on February 20th at Puffington Host, titled In Defense of Venezuela, praises governmental actions against the violent, rich, elitist brats who protest against the benign … Continue reading

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The crisis in Venezuela broadens and deepens


As the day progresses, I expect there to be substantial activity in Venezuela. As I learn of it, updates will be provided here or through new posts. Few seem to know what to do. Perhaps Leopoldo Lopez does. According to … Continue reading

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Dictatorship and violence reign as Venezuela approaches a crisis


The economy is almost beyond repair, with inflation exceeding fifty percent annually and getting worse. Shortages, corruption and censorship are endemic. Yesterday, approximately 10,000 demonstrators protested. The Chavista regime responded violently, the only way it understands. Daniel, as far as … Continue reading

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Is the world going nuts, or has it been that way for a long time?


That doesn’t matter. It gets crazier daily. Do others notice or care? Venezuelans lack food, toilet paper and other basic necessities. Violent crime is rampant. But their intensely brilliant leaders have found great solutions. To refer to Venezuela as an … Continue reading

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Venezuela is a Horrid Mess and it’s getting Worse


It’s a shame, because Venezuela is a beautiful country. However, both stuff and freedom are in short supply and there appears to be more interest in stuff than in freedom, My wife and I arrived at a splendid marina, Mare … Continue reading

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