Surreal: Trump, Russian Hacking and Life Imitates Art

There’s an old saying about a person who is too close, too involved in a situation to see it as it really is. It is often said that they can’t see the forest for the trees. As we put 2016 behind us and approach the January 20th inauguration of now President Elect Donald Trump IContinue reading “Surreal: Trump, Russian Hacking and Life Imitates Art”

Venezuela votes amid chirping birds and empty supermarket shelves

Yesterday, on the eve of a national election, interim Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro spent time visiting the tomb of Hugo Chavez to mark the anniversary of the 2002 coup d’etat attempt.  Of course Maduro wasn’t campaigning because that would have been illegal as the day before an election is a black-out day and candidates can’t callContinue reading “Venezuela votes amid chirping birds and empty supermarket shelves”