It is a fine day when I see my views reprinted, almost word by word, in a NYT's editorial. Long gone are the days when I cringed after reading Juan Forero's coverage. Out with microphone diplomacy and in with pragmatic approaches to deal with tinpot dictators. The word about Chavez is finally out. He can persecute his political foes all he wants, he can become the second serial abuser of INTERPOL's arrest warrants. But everyone has got his number, everyone that matters that is.