The Municipios Map

Quico says: Turns out somebody on Wikipedia also thought of mapping the 2007 referendum results, but at the municipal level. (Hat tip: Kepler.) This map makes the opposition’s problem with rural voters even more stark. (Click to enlarge – Yellow = Sí on Block A, No on Block B) By my count, the government won…

The Municipios Map

Quico says: Turns out somebody on Wikipedia also thought of mapping the 2007 referendum results, but at the municipal level. (Hat tip: Kepler.) This map makes the opposition’s problem with rural voters even more stark. (Click to enlarge – Yellow = Sí on Block A, No on Block B) By my count, the government won…

States to Watch Out For

Quico says: So, what would count as a “good” result for the opposition in the State and Local elections on November 23rd? How many states can we expect to win? What’s the baseline here? One somewhat crude but handy way to approach that is to look at the results of the Constitutional Reform Referendum held…

States to Watch Out For

Quico says: So, what would count as a “good” result for the opposition in the State and Local elections on November 23rd? How many states can we expect to win? What’s the baseline here? One somewhat crude but handy way to approach that is to look at the results of the Constitutional Reform Referendum held…

Municipios to watch out for

Quico says: When it comes to local races, it’s even harder to know where to look. 335 mayors are going to be elected on November 23rd, way more than anyone sane could keep track of. So where should we be focusing on? This little table shows the 27 key urban municipios in Venezuela, together with…

Municipios to watch out for

Quico says: When it comes to local races, it’s even harder to know where to look. 335 mayors are going to be elected on November 23rd, way more than anyone sane could keep track of. So where should we be focusing on? This little table shows the 27 key urban municipios in Venezuela, together with…

What do you stand for? (I)

Juan Cristobal says: – Well, the results from the second survey of Caracas Chronicles’ readers is out. This one, as you will recall, focused on your political views. So let’s begin talking about you and your ideas. You tend to self-identify as moderate, with the center-left/centrist/center-right spectrum taking up 76% of the answers. You tend…

What do you stand for? (I)

Juan Cristobal says: – Well, the results from the second survey of Caracas Chronicles’ readers is out. This one, as you will recall, focused on your political views. So let’s begin talking about you and your ideas. You tend to self-identify as moderate, with the center-left/centrist/center-right spectrum taking up 76% of the answers. You tend…

Capitol Hill Chronicles

Juan Cristobal says: – Today we have something really special for you. Dorothy is an American economist who has spent considerable time in Venezuela. Her insightful reports on various issues related to our country have appeared in print and on the web. Now based in Washington, DC, she has succumbed to our begging and agreed…

Capitol Hill Chronicles

Juan Cristobal says: – Today we have something really special for you. Dorothy is an American economist who has spent considerable time in Venezuela. Her insightful reports on various issues related to our country have appeared in print and on the web. Now based in Washington, DC, she has succumbed to our begging and agreed…

Capitol Hill Chronicles

Juan Cristobal says: – Today we have something really special for you. Dorothy is an American economist who has spent considerable time in Venezuela. Her insightful reports on various issues related to our country have appeared in print and on the web. Now based in Washington, DC, she has succumbed to our begging and agreed…

The Edo Era

Quico says: The other day somebody who doesn’t usually comment (I’m guessing norteamericano) asked me about the relationship between Chávez and the minority parties that support him. I told him that was more a subject for a treatise in psychopathology than a blog. As it turns out, though, Edo – editorial cartoonist for El Mundo…

The Edo Era

Quico says: The other day somebody who doesn’t usually comment (I’m guessing norteamericano) asked me about the relationship between Chávez and the minority parties that support him. I told him that was more a subject for a treatise in psychopathology than a blog. As it turns out, though, Edo – editorial cartoonist for El Mundo…