venezuelaprotesta"Oh, I am against military intervention!" goes a "pacifist" narrative heard in the North that serves as pretext for a statement on Venezuela. This prelude consoles the soul, clears the liberal conscience and strives to maintain the desired – but increasingly elusive – "progressive" academic, journalistic and political credentials.

aguilaOn May 2nd, the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act entered into force, which allows US citizens, who were subject to nationalizations or expropriations by Cuban laws from January 1959, may file a claim with the United States courts against those people who "traffic" with their old properties.