Woman Arrested for Smoking on Plane, Yelling About Venezuela for 2 Hours

On a flight from Nicaragua to Miami Sunday, a woman decided to test American Airlines' "no smoking" rule by lighting up on the plane. Even though everyone had seen her (and some of her fellow passengers were taking video), she tried to pin it on the guy sitting next to her. As in-flight annoyances go, smoking in an… » 3/16/15 8:01pm 3/16/15 8:01pm

This Is The Only Thing I'll Miss About Hugo Chávez

So, as we all know, Hugo Chávez died yesterday. Now, despite the hidden right-wing-leftist-anarcho-monarchist subtexts I include in all my posts, we're not really a political blog, so we'll just say that Chavez' legacy is, at very best, checkered. So, despite whatever reservations I may have about the man and his… » 3/06/13 2:00pm 3/06/13 2:00pm

Volkswagen Brasilia, Jeep Wagoneer Thrive In Maracaibo, Venezuela

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today we're going to check out a couple of cars that live in the oil-mad city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, courtesy of loyal reader Ferli. Make the jump to see the whole… » 8/06/08 3:20pm 8/06/08 3:20pm

Iran to Nearly Double Auto Production by 2015

Last year, the Islamic Republic of Iran churned out 1.1 million vehicles. By 2015, they hope to hit the magic two mil mark. According to Manouchehr Manteghi of Iran's largest automaker, Irankhodo, the sanctions imposed due to the nation's nucular program haven't stayed technological progress, but they have made… » 7/11/07 3:00pm 7/11/07 3:00pm