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Why Did Chavismo Snatch Gilber Caro (Again)?

Why Did Chavismo Snatch Gilber Caro (Again)?

Gilber Caro’s attorney just announced that she was finally able to see him, that he’s fine, and feeling strong. Once again, he shows resilience after being snatched and “disappeared” by government security forces one month ago.

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John Carlin’s Dream

John Carlin’s Dream

I had a strange dream in which John Carlin, the writer of “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the game that made a nation”, visited Caracas. Yes, the author of the book on which the movie “Invictus” was based. The one with Morgan Freeman, about rugby, yes that one.

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El análisis de la cursilería en la formación Risqueziana

El análisis de la cursilería en la formación Risqueziana

Fernando Rísquez tuvo la personalidad más avasallante que haya conocido. Su presencia era una ráfaga de energía que comandaba atención. Acompañarlo en una revista médica entrevistando a los pacientes de la sala psiquiátrica o en una de sus clases era estar en puntas de pie, atento a lo que en cualquier instante pudiese ocurrir

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Where’s Gilber Caro?

Where’s Gilber Caro?

It’s been hard to sit and write about the disappearance of Gilber Caro, because he’s my friend, because we explored together his life as a gangster and his seven years in jail during the 90s. Because I know of the horrors he survived and I witnessed his transformation from a criminal to a social and political activist. Because I personally saw his work with kids on the streets of Caracas and his barrio in Guatire, with several NGOs like Liberados en Marcha, Techo and Santa Va a las Cárceles, that attends to the needs and rights of convicts, their families, and people living on the street.

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A 0 – 0 Draw Protest

A 0 – 0 Draw Protest

On January 23rd, while demonstrations were taking place throughout the country and Juán Guaidó accepted his constitutional duty to occupy the presidency, the second game of Venezuela’s baseball finals was being played. Reporters covering the League later declared that the players of both teams, though especially Leones del Caracas, were reluctant to go on the field, stating that it was not the time to be thinking about baseball. The game was eventually played after two hours of delay, making for an anticlimactic final, which Cardenales de Lara won. A few days later Maduro declared in a press conference that he personally intervened to force the players to take the field. Reporter Iván González stated that the players were afraid of being sent to jail.

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