Let me see if I understand the metaphor ...
The ball being repeatedly tossed back and forth? That's the tenuous sociopolitical relationship between Venezuela and the United States. And the hands passing the ball back and forth are the diplomatic efforts undertaken by the likes of native Venezuelan Greivis Vasquez, former NBA player Darvin Ham and WNBA player Kayte Christiansen to help thaw the icy relations and guide the two nations back to amicable discourse.
The chopping legs swinging up and down, endangering the ball's free flight, are the vicissitudes of the international economy in which the two nations participate as key trade partners. Of course, that makes the blacktop on which Vasquez lies Venezuela's rich oil reserves, on which the U.S. is heavily dependent.
Vasquez has a look of determined concentration on his face because, as he said last week, "I want kids to understand that with hard work, everything is possible." But he's also lying on his back because, as he said lastRead More »from C-a-C: That’s some good diplomacy, Greivis Vasquez