Category Archives: Hard Currency

North Korea, Kim Jong-un and the Big Bad Bomb

Unsuccessful negotiations with Iran to avoid nuclear weapons development have been much in the news.  Her frequent collaborator North Korea — which has already made and tested nuclear devices — is lurking in the background while we await her delayed … Continue reading

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>¡Viva El Presidente Chávez! Part I

>First published on BlogCritics on 6 June 2009 Hugo Chávez became the President of Venezuela (now renamed the "Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela") in 1999. He was reelected to the post in 2002 and again in 2006. The Venezuelan Constitution was … Continue reading

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