Sunday, November 18, 2007
Venezuelans scramble for food amid oil opulence
Sunday, November 11, 2007; 11:14 PM
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan construction worker Gustavo Arteaga has no trouble finding jobs in this OPEC nation's booming economy, but on a recent Monday morning he skipped work as part of a more complicated search -- for milk.
The 37-year-old father-of-two has for months scrambled to find basic products like cooking oil, beef and milk, despite leftist President Hugo Chavez's social program that promises to provide low-cost groceries to the majority poor.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
This is my Britannica Great Books collection packed up and ready to be put in our baggage. Since it is so difficult to ship things to Argentina, we are only taking what will fit in our suitcases. And my books are going, dammit!
Letting go is difficult. I am letting go of everything else: the cats, the dog (who now have happy homes), the dishes, most of my clothes, the cars, the furniture..... the only thing I can't bear to leave behind is my book collection.
Oh. And my husband, I suppose. :)