Category Archives: Merida

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 , , , , , | 2 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

Is Earth becoming Purgatory or Hell?


Or is it already one or the other? I don’t know the answer, but the question is a basis for this article. I am not a student of religion and know little of Roman Catholic doctrine concerning Purgatory and Hell. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Obama's America, Appeasement, Chavez, Corruption, Democracy, Egypt, Foreign aid, Freedom of religion, Government reliance, Hell, History, Insanity, Iran, Israel, Merida, Middle East, Netanyahu, Obama, Palestine, Purgatory, Roman Catholic Church, travel, United States, Venezuela | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Traveling Inland in Venezuela


After retiring from his law practice in 1996, Dan and his wife Jeanie cruised the Caribbean in their sailboat,  Namaste, until 2001.  Then they settled inland on their finca in rural Panama.  This article was first published back then in … Continue reading

Posted in Cruising, Culture, Los Nevados, Merida, travel, Uncategorized, Venezuela | 6 Comments

Traveling Inland


Now that Storm Tossed and the cat are settled at the Puerto la Grunge marina, it’s time to travel inland. No, not on Storm Tossed, and certainly not with the cat. Going inland is what you came for, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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