Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death”

Venezuela: Corruption, Oil Riches and Shortages of Basic Necessities

How can a country with the oil riches of Venezuela possibly have shortages of anything, let alone common household products? Could it be well-intentioned but poorly implemented mismanagement? Maybe, but I fear greed and corruption are more likely causes. If you have read my blog at all you will no doubt have noticed that IContinue reading “Venezuela: Corruption, Oil Riches and Shortages of Basic Necessities”

Venezuelan Protesters Face Heavily Armed Police

In Chicago in 1968 at the Democratic National Convention anti-war protesters were roughed-up by police  in what many  still refer to as a ‘police riot’.  The  chant ‘The whole world is watching’  became part of the protesters lexicon. Today more than ever, with the Internet and social media, the whole world is capable of watching.Continue reading “Venezuelan Protesters Face Heavily Armed Police”

Senator Marco Rubio Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela’s Maduro

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida and possible contender to be the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate has come out swinging against Venezuelan tyrant Nicholas Maduro. In interviews in English with CNN and in Spanish with CNN en Español, Rubio says he believes the time has come to apply sanctions against the government of Venezuela.Continue reading “Senator Marco Rubio Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela’s Maduro”

Venezuelans Take to the Streets of Montreal

Yesterday, as part of the worldwide protest of the current situation in Venezuela, many marchers took to the streets of Montreal. DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, someContinue reading “Venezuelans Take to the Streets of Montreal”

Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention

Unfortunately for the protesters the whole world is watching the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, … or the situation in Kiev, Ukraine. The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly. The daily confrontations in the streets between opposition protesters and government forces have resulted in four deaths so far, all of them on the opposition side, andContinue reading “Venezuelan Opposition Protestors Fight for Rights and International Attention”

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”

Venezuelans Take to the Streets in Protest

Here’s an interesting look at what’s going on in Venezuela while the eyes of the world are trained on Russia and the Sochi Winter Olympic games. Will these protests continue until the rest of the world notices, much like recent events in the Middle-East? Or will the government of Nicolás Maduro succeed in suppressing theContinue reading “Venezuelans Take to the Streets in Protest”

How to ruin an economy in five easy steps. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Venezuela

Recently Fareed Zakaria on his CNN program Global Public Square, or GPS, illustrated five rules to ruin a national economy. He suggested a prime example of these rules could be found in Venezuela. Below is a recap of the situation according to Zakaria. Rule #1. Attack big business. That’s exactly what we saw Venezuela do recentlyContinue reading “How to ruin an economy in five easy steps. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Venezuela”

Venezuela: Beauty pageants, electronics looting and food shortages

Venezuelan update. Just some bits and pieces that juxtapose nicely. The Venezuela that is presented at pageants world-wide and the reality of life at home! In Russia 25 year-old Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe. While back at home, the looting of an electronics store was captured in pictures and video and shown aroundContinue reading “Venezuela: Beauty pageants, electronics looting and food shortages”