3 hrs ago
An archetypal intellectual
Since his death a few weeks ago, tributes have been pouring in for UWI academic Norman Girvan, mostly from other UWI academics.
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10 hrs ago
Peru's Vargas Llosa to take secret of Garcia Marqu...
Peruvian author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa vowed on Thursday to honor until death a pact with his late Colombian counterpart Gabriel Garcia Marquez not to reveal the mystery of their famous decades-old enmity.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Movie review: Utopia
Those who object to his style in work such as the bootlicking 2007 interview with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez are labelled opponents of his substance.
Ghost of Gabriel Garcia Marquez haunts soccer stadium in Bolivia?
It appears that a ghost decided to haunt a soccer stadium in Bolivia and that someone managed to film it.
Venezuela's Middle Ground - By Javier Corrales
Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class.
Nanaimo Daily News
Barren shelves: Venezuela's once-glitzy shopping malls struggle under price and rent controls
Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Philip Greenspun's Weblog
Hugo Chavez: Great politician; poor administrator
There is also some redundancy that a good editor could have eliminated. However, the details, gathered by an Irish journalist who was the Guardian's correspondent in Venezuela for about six years, make it a worthwhile effort.
China, Venezuela discuss cooperation deals
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a tour of Latin America, met his Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua Monday to discuss boosting cooperation in a range of areas including energy.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Obama gives Canada cold shoulder
Barack Obama waited nine months before replacing the last U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela
Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital on Sunday, with hooded anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Venezuelan protesters hold Easter rally, plan to burn Maduro effigies
Hundreds of protesters rallied on Sunday to demand the "resurrection" of Venezuelan democracy while effigies of both President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders were paraded for burning in a local Easter Day tradition.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
The Miami Herald
Andres Oppenheimer: Maduro's first year, and what's next
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, has died
Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
Venezuela in crisis as Maduro limps to a year in power
A year after promising to continue Hugo Chavez's legacy, Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to lead an oil-rich country plagued by economic crisis, violent protests, and rampant crime.
Malls empty in Venezuela as economic woes bite
Venezuelans, already struggling to find basics like milk and toilet paper at the supermarket, are now confronted with empty appliance store windows and clothes racks at shopping centres.
Caracas blames Zionism for antisemitism
Jews in Venezuela have said they are concerned by a fresh surge of antisemitism as the political crisis in the country continues.
The New Yorker
Schmoozing with el Presidente
Now that Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's longtime ruler, is dead, and Lula da Silva is no longer the President of Brazil, Rafael Correa, the President of Ecuador, is the closest thing South America has to a regional leader.
The Liberation of Sensibility
"Marxist aesthetics has yet to ask: What are the qualities of art which transcend the specific social content and form and give art its universality?" Is there any role for classic-humanist literature in the moral/spiritual outlook of 21st century socialists? There certainly was for the leading 19th century socialist: Karl Marx constantly reread ... (more)
Thu Apr 17, 2014
The tragedy of Venezuela
Barack Obama and the Democratic Party insist they are not really socialists, because in socialist countries the government controls all the means of production.
Nobel laureate author Garcia Marquez dies
His fictional works - among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" - outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.