Venezuelan protests: Trump administration is sucking the air out of world news

This is Holy Week, the last week of Lent, which actually ends today, leading up to Easter. When I was in grade school we used to get a vacation from Thursday to Tuesday. These days, with spring breaks included in most school calendars,  the days off for Easter are limited to Good Friday and, inContinue reading “Venezuelan protests: Trump administration is sucking the air out of world news”

World Focus Turns to Venezuela as Caracas Mayor is Arrested or Abducted

Once again the world’s media is turning its attention to the situation in Venezuela. The turmoil has been there all along, but now the world is taking notice after a bit of a hiatus. The recent arrest, or abduction depending on your political position, of Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma has caught the eye of majorContinue reading “World Focus Turns to Venezuela as Caracas Mayor is Arrested or Abducted”

Venezuela: Cheap Barbie Dolls and All About That Bass

In an odd about-face Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered retail outlets to reduce the price of Barbie Dolls. That most iconic of American toys, Barbie was once vilified by Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez who stated “the stupidity of Barbie”. One is left to wonder if Chavez actually tried to converse with the doll and,Continue reading “Venezuela: Cheap Barbie Dolls and All About That Bass”