"El nuevorriquismo derrochador y rastacuero desaparecerá de las costumbres oficiales!"

Hat tip to Feathers for pointing me to Viejas Fotos Actuales, a stunning archive of Venezuelan historical sound recordings and film clips. Good for hours of kitsch/nostalgic fun.

Don’t miss this (unfortunately too short) fragment of a Romulo Betancourt speech, stuck at the end of some old style adeco Internationale singing and the 1950 Perez Jimenez propaganda clip on the making of the Caracas-La Guaira highway (in corny 50s style English, even)…really amazing stuff.

There’s also a very cool, larger archive of historical photos only…