April 8, 2009

kombat karive

Juan Cristobal says: - The BBC has a video on indigenous Venezuelan martial arts. They don't mention the government, but surely this is something they have their hand on, although the academy's website says nothing of it.

So, is this ridiculous? Or is it a positive thing?

The Chavez administration has screwed up, neglected or made worse a lot of Venezuela's problems. Its policies have squandered a historic opportunity for development.

But its vindication of indigenous rights - although exaggerated, what with the "blessing of the chicha" and the knocking down of statues - is one of the few bright spots. Would you agree?