• You a Third Culture Kid ?

    I’m a what you might be asking yourself ? Or are you simply asking yourself … what the hell is a TCK ?

    No this is not an insult and you can take back your “a la tuya”, the simple but effective commonly used phrase used on the streets of Venezuela that many of us used and still use at times in self-defense when someone calls you names … In simple terms TCK means … Third Culture Kid or Trans-Cultural Kid

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  • The Roots of Venezuela's Failing State

    Boom and bust. That economic cycle has happened repeatedly in places dependent on one natural resource, like Venezuela and petroleum.

    In the 1970s, Venezuela had the highest growth rate and lowest inequality in Latin America. Thanks to an oil bonanza, the government was able to spend more money (in absolute terms) from 1974 to 1979 than in its entire independent history. Indeed, during this time, this Gran Venezuela had the highest per capita GDP in region.

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  • The Truth about Jimmie Angel and Angel Falls

    The truth about Jimmie Angel’s life is convoluted and distorted by legend for good reason.   A major factor in the difficulty of finding the truth about him is that he actively participated in the creation of the various legends about his colorful life. This paper is only a small part of a much greater research project to discover the truth about Jimmie Angel. (1)

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  • Maracaibo ... “La Tierra del Sol Amada”

    Maracaibo ... “La Tierra del Sol Amada”

    Maracaibo … hum … Maracaibo … isn’t that a movie with Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace and Micheal Landon filmed in 1958 ? Read More

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The Truth about Jimmie Angel and Angel Falls

The truth about Jimmie Angel’s life is convoluted and distorted by legend for good reason.   A major factor in the difficulty of finding the truth about him is that he actively participated in the creation of the various legends about his colorful life. This paper is only a small part of a much greater research project to discover the truth about Jimmie Angel. (1)

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You a Third Culture Kid ?

I’m a what you might be asking yourself ? Or are you simply asking yourself … what the hell is a TCK ?

No this is not an insult and you can take back your “a la tuya”, the simple but effective commonly used phrase used on the streets of Venezuela that many of us used and still use at times in self-defense when someone calls you names … In simple terms TCK means … Third Culture Kid or Trans-Cultural Kid

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The Roots of Venezuela's Failing State

Boom and bust. That economic cycle has happened repeatedly in places dependent on one natural resource, like Venezuela and petroleum.

In the 1970s, Venezuela had the highest growth rate and lowest inequality in Latin America. Thanks to an oil bonanza, the government was able to spend more money (in absolute terms) from 1974 to 1979 than in its entire independent history. Indeed, during this time, this Gran Venezuela had the highest per capita GDP in region.

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