Category Archives: Latin America

Venezuela with a vengeance?

Last month there was a lecture on Venezuela, organized by a Dutch organization called JASON Institute. The event caught my attention as I have written blogs about this country before and seeing the title they chose for the evening (“Venezuela, an explosive … Continue reading

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The Venezuelan Flipside

In my previous blog about the conflict going on in Venezuela, I posed several questions that I hoped to have answered by the end of the blog. Not a very scientific approach, perhaps, as I could also have decided to … Continue reading

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V for Vendetta

Venezuela, knowing it is your destiny…  …at least, that is what the country’s tourism slogan wants you to beleive. In reality, the Venezuelan government is struggeling to keep up with what it wants its people to know (and even more … Continue reading

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Para-Why? What? When?

All though there is no agreement on the exact amount, it is fair to say there are around 200 countries in the world. I’m sure all these countries have their issues but there are only about thirty countries that I … Continue reading

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Revolutionize the revolution

My neighbors like to listen to their radio very loudly. Usually they listen to their favorite Christian channel, blasting sermons of angry reverends into the Ecuadorian jungle. I sometimes wonder if they have problems hearing or if they hope to … Continue reading

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The Actor from Sabaneta

It would be interesting to see the statistics of how often statements are revoked by leaders worldwide. Hugo Chavez would probably be in the top ten, although many of the recalls were made by his spokespeople to avoid damaging Venezuela’s international … Continue reading

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Preparing for the cabbies

One of the things I like to do as a preparation for a trip is to get up to speed on the local news. Who’s in charge? Who wants to be? What big scandal is everyone talking about? What are … Continue reading

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