An idyllic melting pot

The colonisers that settled in Venezuela throughout the decades that followed the Spanish conquest were not the most illustrious of Europeans. In Spanish Crown imperial geopolitics, Venezuela played a minor role. High-flying politics was played at the Viceroyalties -provinces of the Spanish Empire- in Peru, New Granada (Colombia), Rio de la Plata (Argentina) and New … More An idyllic melting pot

Socrates, Lincoln, Gandhi and MLK – What do they have in common?

Confusing and tragic events are unfolding simultaneously around me and I’m finding it increasingly hard to translate my emotions and thoughts into clear, coherent words. Venezuela, my home, is being submitted to the torment of perpetual uncertainty, a torture which, to me, easily matches the horrors witnessed by Dante in his Inferno. We have been waiting for years, literally … More Socrates, Lincoln, Gandhi and MLK – What do they have in common?