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Coffee in Caracas

How hard is it to find coffee in Caracas? What is the cost of a cup of coffee in Caracas? CNN tries to answer these questions with this brief video. … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

US Citizens: Cancel Your Travel Plans (Not that you likely had any)

This in from the US Embassy in Caracas: U.S. citizens should plan to apply for a visa three months in advance of travel.  U.S. citizens should expect to pay $30 … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Worth Less

Originally posted on Caracas Chronicles:
A year ago, the 100 bolivar banknote you see here on your left – Venezuela’s highest denominated, mind you – would buy you 92.6 U.S. cents…

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Breaking News: Maduro Reciprocates

The New York Times and RT (as well as many other sources) have pieces about the latest announcement by President Maduro to restrict US operations in Venezuela. In December the US government … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thanks for the Snow Day, Maduro!

The closest we get to snow days here in Caracas are when our government leaders choose to close schools for the day. Sometimes it’s to mourn the death of illustrious … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Araras en Caracas or “Cararacas”

In English: Macaw; in Spanish: Guacamaya; in Portuguese: Arara. Our high school counselor, Terran, posted this video to Facebook and I thought it quite lovely. Not only are these magnificent … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Steeplechase idea shelved

Originally posted on The Tugboat Times:
Not surprisingly in light of continued unrest on the streets of Caracas, the 2014 CAF-Caracas Marathon has been postponed indefinitely. The race was scheduled…

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our Own Little Piece of the Action

In the news there has been quite a focus on street barricades as a common form of protest. Today the New York Times wrote a pretty good article accompanied by … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where and How and Why

Here’s a post explaining the origin of the chaos from a Venezuelan pro-opposition blog. From the same blog a FAQ post. Here’s a CNN International version. Here’s an explanation from … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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