On the intoxicating allure of a queue-less ATM and the thoughtless actions that ensue.
An explanation for non-economists on how, even if you solve all the macro-problems, the economy is still going to suck because the micro-framework is screwed up as well.
Yesterday's Paro Nacional Ciudadano got mixed reviews. Fears of wage increase-related layoffs and quincena Friday definitely played against a full-on stoppage.
Away from the big march in Caracas today, a day of violence throughout Venezuela as armed chavista civilian groups collude with the forces of order to intimidate and attack opposition marchers.
The government's decision to allow basic staples to be freely sold in formal shops at international prices has been a novelty in Caracas this week. In Ciudad Guayana, they've had it for months.
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