September 11, 2001 as My Wife and I Remember It

September 11th, 2012

By Dan Miller We had arrived in Venezuela from Bonaire a few days previously for a quick visit. During much of 2001, we lived on our sailboat in Bonaire, enjoying the scuba diving once or sometimes twice daily. Every ninety days, we generally left Bonaire because tourist visas were valid for only ninety days and […]


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Venezuela Has Become a Place of Great Change but Little Hope

May 8th, 2012

By Dan Miller El Presidente Chávez is probably dying and Fidel Castro has warned about blood (not Chávez’ blood) in the streets. He may well be right, for the wrong reasons. Venezuela became a mess, gradually, after el Presidente Chávez took over the government in 1999. Change came slowly for a few years but eventually […]


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Might President Obama Morph into an el Presidente Chávez?

January 12th, 2012

By Dan Miller President Obama ain’t no el Presidente Chávez.  Yet.  But what if he gets another four years in office and a compliant Congress? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began only slowly to implement his “reforms.” To a casual observer, few changes were apparent in Venezuela between 1997 when my […]


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Our Foreign Policy Is OK for a Second-rate Nation

January 7th, 2012

By Dan Miller Herds of horses have leaders.  They establish dominance by fighting all comers and by protecting the lesser horses within the herd.  Eventually, fighting ceases to be necessary.  A hard stare, the baring of teeth or even a kicking gesture become sufficient.  Only when the dominant horse weakens or a new horse is […]


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Chávez’ Medical Condition

November 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller Somebody is lying. Take your pick as to who. According to Roger F. Noriega, United States Ambassador to the Organization of American States from 2001-03 and Assistant Secretary of State from 2003-05, The international medical team treating Venezuela’s cancer-ridden leader Hugo Chávez believe that, absent a radical change in his condition, he […]


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