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Denial: The Best Venezuelan Way to Deal with Failure

Denial: The Best Venezuelan Way to Deal with Failure

At this stage, it would be ludicrous to expect the dictatorship recognizing its massive failure with the future it promised. Chavismo turned the page from the script of a country destined to materialize the 21st century socialism, politically leading the south and conquering space with satellites, to one that deals with the electrical crisis by changing light bulbs. Government leaders disavow not only factic reality, but even mathematics, happily stating that their economic supervision has “reduced prices 130%.”

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A Chavismo of Nightmares

A Chavismo of Nightmares

I find it increasingly hard to chronicle what’s going on in Venezuela. Images of empty grocery aisles, pictures of families separating at the airport, starving children, mutilated bodies left in garbage dumps, fear and rage and despair all pile up in my mind making a...

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Gilber Caro’s Hunger

Gilber Caro’s Hunger

Gilber Caro has sewn his lips shut. Imprisoned since January in a 2×3 meter cell, he can barely lie down. Isolated, he has read the books they allow him over and over again. He was allowed to see sunlight one hour per day, but this “privilege” was suspended a few...

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