Following the tragic and wasteful death on Monday of Venezuelan hunger-striker, Franklin Brito, his family issued a statement which this blog would like to see publicly branded on the foreheads of Messrs Chomsky, Pilger, Stone and Penn. It follows in full…. It is with immense sorrow that we inform the Venezuelan people and the world of […]
Today this blog would like to tell you about Franklin Brito, someone whose name most of you will almost certainly have never heard. For those who are unfamiliar with Brito’s story, he had a productive livestock farm in Venezuela until a certain Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías decided to “expropriate” it, declaring property rights to be […]
So who do you reckon? Some right wing fascist despot like….erm….George W Bush? Benjamin Netanyahu? Margaret Thatcher? Nigel Farage? Álvaro Uribe? An easy mistake to make, I agree, but no. It was everyone’s favourite champion of democracy and freedom (it says here), El Comandante himself, Hugo Chávez, the saviour of Venezuela, sorry, Latin America sorry, […]
Chavism of the week…. I make an appeal to the whole country: Turn out the lights.* *Venezuela is experiencing power cuts due to a complete failure by the Chavistas to invest in infrastructure. Of course, Chávez is blaming a drought, no doubt caused by some American secret weapon.