What happened in Venezuela

Venezuela – a country of 353,841 square miles and more than 31 million people (estimated population for 2016 was 31,028,637, according to the Venezuela’s National Institute of Statistics; 27,227,930 people as of the latest Census which was in 2011) – is currently experiencing a significant shortage of food, drugs and cash, among other vital needs. As Francisco Toro, a Caracas resident and journalist, said on C-SPAN Radio on August 18 (in the following quote I paraphrased what I heard on the radio back then), “there is no food… the situation is rapidly deteriorating… many people are fleeing to neighboring Colombia and Brazil seeking medical help… [in a household survey] many people reported to have lost weight of the likes of 20 pounds due to the little food that they eat about just twice a day – rich on carbohydrates, poor on proteins… there is also shortage of drugs”. With regards to the household survey, he most likely referred to ENCOVI 2016 whose nutrition survey (page 17) reported on the weight loss. Continue reading


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New adventure

Starting next month, I am embarking on a new adventure in my career. It is self-initiated and I will be the sole proprietor of it. Continue reading

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North Korea’s missile test in Kusong – a different perspective

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 North Korea launched a long-range missile apparently targeting Japan having flown for about 435 miles before landing in Japanese Sea, around 400 kilometers from North Korea’s east coast, according to Voices of America. This is not the first time that missiles have launched from Kusong. In November 2016 a second launch within a week at the time was conducted there, as reported by CNN, near the military Banghyon Airport (or Panghyon Airport, according to Wikipedia). Surprisingly I did not come across a report that would make any mention about the military airport in connection with the latest missile launch. It will be aimed at the airport in connection with the latest missile launch and some surroundings. It won’t have any purpose to speculate one way or another. Continue reading

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Book Review: God is the Gospel

Most people do not know how to pray. This book is an eye-opener about the main idea behind Christianity as a religion, the concept of god that Christianity preaches and what our place is both in society and in our relationship to god. Though I do not agree with this kind of thinking, John Piper did a great job making his point about the lord and how Christians are supposed to view him. Continue reading

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Translation: Leading specialists discuss innovations in gastroenterology close to Varna, Bulgaria

The following is a translation of an article written on my father’s monthly newspaper called Bulgarian Physician. The article was published on its 11th issue for 2015 and was translated into English on my own initiative.

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2016 Trends for the Net Lease Industry

The following is a writing sample which I prepared two months ago as part of a small project. The author, myself, has had no experience with the net lease industry. Continue reading

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Translation: World War Two is waged by seriously ill people

The following text is a translation from Bulgarian into English. Its author is my father – Dr. Totko Naydenov – who wrote the one and only book about the well-known statesmen from Alexander the Great to Adolf Hitler which ties their diseases and disorders to their bad decision making. The following text, edited by my wife Luciana Naydenov, does not necessarily reflect mine or her views on the historic events discussed there. Continue reading

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