‘I look around the dimly-lit bar and notice how the hard-drinking clientele watches suspicious newcomers like me, with my British-tainted accent and far too many questions. I ask another one: "Do the Hell's Angels come here, Brian?" Bingo.’
‘In his decade as president, Chávez has parlayed socioeconomic resentment into near-invincibility. But Venezuela's decay, and the chinks in his armour, are there for all to see’
Vanessa Neumann has a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Columbia University and is a former lecturer at Hunter College, CUNY. She is currently Editor-at-Large of Diplomat magazine.