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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


Identification cards in Venezuela are called cédulas.  And now we have ours! Some teachers have been here for seven years without a cédula, but this year, for some reason the … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

US Diplomats Expelled

Three high ranking diplomats were expelled from Venezuela yesterday. They need to be out of the country by noon tomorrow.  It’s all over the global news, but here’s a quick … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Milk Arrival

At the end of last Spring, news of Venezuelan toilet paper shortages was making the international media rounds. (Shit sells…or something like that. ) Upon our recent return, I went to … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Election Maps

I love maps. My grandfather loved maps and my two brothers do as well. I find it easy to lose myself in a map, to follow my imagination. Computer software … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cacerolazo or “A good ol’ fashioned pot banging”

A major part of the political action this past week came in the form of a sound war. Capriles asked his supporters to perform a cacerolazo, a traditional Venezuelan protest … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Election Day Photos

My friend Nadjib took some photos of the elections last Sunday. Some of the photos are of our street corner where hundreds of people came to watch Capriles vote. All … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Moto Moto Moto

Last night as part of the spontaneous protests against the election results, hundreds of motorcyclists visited Capriles’ home (next door to us). It was intense, and touching. Motos Arrive Singing the National … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Post-Election Outlook

Immediate future: unknown Short-term future: unknown Mid-term future: unknown Long-term future: unknown For some decidedly pro-opposition though completely level-headed coverage and analysis, you might look to Caracas Chronicles. I didn’t … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

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