In this episode of Stark Reality we roll out the red carpet to Venezuela for Ricardo Vaz. He is a writer and editor at the independent media outlet Venezuelanalysis. Based in Caracas, he’s also a member of Venezuelan collectives Tatuy Tv and Utopix.
Ricardo grew up in Mozambique before going on to study theoretical physics in Portugal and the United States. But his communist ideals and Hugo Chávez eventually saw him move to Venezuela in 2019.
Venezuelan Analysis is a key source of info on Venezuela in English (and obviously Spanish too), check them out they’re great. We talk about various US fuckery in Venezuela, the 2002 coup against Maduro, the clown Juan Guaido, Jack Ryan, media coverage and western propaganda, Alex Saab, sanctions, elections in Venezuela, the coup in Bolivia in 2019, Cuba, ex-pats, and traditional latin american folk and protest music.
To hear Ricardo’s accompanying playlist, a selection of this music from various countries, check out Stark Reality Episode 44 here or wherever you get your podcasts.