Category Archives: Leopoldo Lopez

Venezuela’s final death throes


Arrest of the mayor of Venezuela’s largest city on charges of treason should, but probably will not, end the dictatorial reign of Chavista el Presidente Maduro. My wife, Jeanie, and I spent periods totaling more than two years, and ranging … Continue reading

Posted in Antonio Ledezma, Apathy, Caracas, Chavez, Cuba, Cult of personality, Department of State, Economic decline, Elections, Foreign policy, Freedom, Human rights, Leopoldo Lopez, Maduro, Maria Corina Machado, Murder, Regime change, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Turmoil and repression increase in Venezuela


The ill-fated talks between befuddled opposition leaders and the Chavista regime have collapsed and the repression of protesters has increased. “Dialogue” with Chavistas The Chavista regime has not engaged in meaningful dialogue with the opposition and will continue to evade it. … Continue reading

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The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?


Venezuela is closer geographically than, and at least as important to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focus of the Obama Administration has been far less on violent Cuban inspired repression in Venezuela than on Russian repression in Ukraine.  Here’s a new presentation by Senator … Continue reading

Posted in Bill Whittle, Chavez, Congress, Corruption, Cuba, Cuban, Freedom, Hispanic, Leopoldo Lopez, Libruls, Maduro, Maria Corina Machado, Obama, Politics, Regime change, Ukraine, Unified State of Obama | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Appeasement, Chavez, Culture of violence, Israel, Leopoldo Lopez, Maduro, Netanyahu, Obama's America, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian heroes, Peace process, Protests, United States of Obama, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Abuse of Power, Apathy, Appeasement, Atomic bomb, Brutality, Caracas, Chavez, China, Church of Global Warming, Climate change, Congress, Conservatives, Cuba, Elections, Freedom, Global Smarming, Government reliance, History, Ideology, Illegal immigration, Inflation, John Kerry, Kim Dynasty, Leopoldo Lopez, Libruls, Limitation on Authority, Luxury, Maduro, Middle East, Nanny state, Netanyahu, North Korea, North Korea's nukes, North Korean missiles, Obama's America, Obama's America Now, P5+1, Palestinian Authority, Peace process, Regime change, Russia, Sanctions, United States, United States of Obama | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in 2014, Abuse of Power, Brutality, Caracas, Chavez, Civil War, Cuba, Cuban, Death, Democracy, Elections, Fat cats, Free Press, free speech, Freedom, Ideology, Inflation, Left, Leopoldo Lopez, Limitation on Authority, Maduro, Media, Merida, Military, Murder, Protests, Regime change, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Further reflections on the situation in Venezuela


There are fewer things there to like now than a decade or more before, but even now there are some. The past several days in Venezuela, marginally covered by the “legitimate” media in the United States, were highly disturbing. My … Continue reading

Posted in Brutality, Caracas, Corruption, Freedom, History, Iran, Leopoldo Lopez, Merida, North Korea, Puerto Cabello, Shari law | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments