Tuesday Dec 3
Venezuela's musical visionary
In a country as polarised as Venezuela, it is hard to think of a public figure who can work for nine different administrations over four decades and come out at the other end unscathed.
The Fresno Bee
A mystery flight, and its fiery end
The flight of an executive jet from Mexico to the Caribbean isle of Bonaire and on to a grassy field in Venezuela's remote south, where it was reduced to a smoldering heap, seems straight out of a novel about the drug trafficking underworld.
The English Historical Review
Disorder, Discipline, and Naval Reform in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain
The widely lauded success of Admiral Edward Vernon in capturing Porto Bello in November 1739 was followed by the abortive siege of St Augustine , the destructive and counterproductive attacks on Cartagena and Cuba , and the battles of La Guaira and Puerto Cabello , all of which took place in the Spanish Caribbean and all of which resulted in either ... (more)
Venezuela is a Horrid Mess and it's getting Worse
It's a shame, because Venezuela is a beautiful country. However, both stuff and freedom are in short supply and there appears to be more interest in stuff than in freedom, My wife and I arrived at a splendid marina, Mare Mares in Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela in November of 1996 and remained there until we sailed to the island of Bonaire about a year ... (more)
"Venezuela Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Report Q4 2013" now available at Fast Market Research
We expect the market to grow below nominal GDP levels between 2012 and 2017, and experience a contraction in real growth terms.