Friday, 21 February 2014
the game has changed in Venezuela
thugh not radically, because state-sponsored terrorism has been going on there since at least the time of St Chavez. I can remember a time when half of Latin America was under dictatorship of one kind or another, and state-sponsored death squads were, it seemed at times, the norm. I thought we were moving away from that, and from the evil clandestine role at times played by the US in some of these countries. But here it is again. And let's not forget - if a city in Venezuela with 645,000 inhabitants can be "taken off the internet" so that Twitter and other intelligence cannot get out, this can be done elsewhere, and will be. So wake up and look around you. This blog for instance is under threat. Listen, disseminate, look around you. There is no longer any such thing as " a faraway country of which we know little".