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”

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”