Venezuela: The Whole World is Watching

Clearly the government of Venezuela doesn’t want you to know what’s going on there. Unfortunately for Maduro and his cohorts things have changed and it is no longer a simple task to quell the growing voice of Venezuelans. As the situation on the streets of Venezuelan cities deteriorates, with unarmed students being shot at andContinue reading “Venezuela: The Whole World is Watching”

Venezuela to import fluffy white kittens to solve toilet paper shortage; Toiletpapergate

Since the original Watergate scandal hit the US in the early 1970s the -gate term has joined the lexicon to refer to any scandal. From Billy-gate during President Carter’s time to Robo-gate, the 2011 investigation into voter fraud in Canada, we’ve had no end of gated scandals. Now the newly elected government of Venezuela wouldContinue reading “Venezuela to import fluffy white kittens to solve toilet paper shortage; Toiletpapergate”

“Illegal” immigrants, where is Mexico, and a curse invoked in Venezuelan election

A couple of interesting items relating to Latin America in the news today. In his Miami Herald column, Andres Oppenheimer addresses the issue of “illegal immigrants”, not the people labelled as such, but the term itself. The Associated Press has recently opted to use “undocumented immigrants” instead. But more interesting is the use of theContinue reading ““Illegal” immigrants, where is Mexico, and a curse invoked in Venezuelan election”