Is there anything to discuss on the importance of the "Arab Spring" as to what will happen to us while they try to digest the conservative religious wave making its way to power through elections? This "revolution" is here with us for decades. We better get used to it soon.
Is there anything to discuss on the importance of Fukushima? Conjugating the nuclear disaster of Japan and the economic crisis will be haunting us for decades too, as we deal with the transition from cheap oil energy to more expensive and dangerous or not energies.
Is there anything else worth noting from last year? Thus I will give you below for me what was the main salient point for Venezuela in 2011.
It was the year we learned how miserable a country we really are, not only from the chavista side but also quite a lot from the opposition side too. It was the year when we finally understood that we are getting what we deserve.
- Chavez got sick and the regime was able to hide everything and no one really protested as it should be
- PDVSA was accused of dealing with Iran in spite of UN sanctions and opposition politicians (such as Henrique Capriles Radonski) went knee-jerk to defend PDVSA
- Corruption kept showing examples and the opposition preferred to focus on placating chavismo sensibilities
- Chavez supported repeatedly the murderers of Syria and Lybia and I am yet to see a chavista defecting on that matter (the opposition reaction to that was rather bland if you ask me).
- And more along those lines......