The Urban-Rural Split in Numbers

Quico says: So I wanted to take a more systematic look at the Urban-Rural split in Sunday’s elections. Here’s what I did: Using data from the 2000 Census (out of date, but the best we have) – I made a simple ranking of municipios according to the percentage of its inhabitants living in apartments. I…

The Urban-Rural Split in Numbers

Quico says: So I wanted to take a more systematic look at the Urban-Rural split in Sunday’s elections. Here’s what I did: Using data from the 2000 Census (out of date, but the best we have) – I made a simple ranking of municipios according to the percentage of its inhabitants living in apartments. I…

The Battle for City Hall

Quico says: A while ago, I identified 13 urban municipios the opposition should target in this year’s election. I picked out big urban municipios that fulfilled two conditions: – The mayor elected in 2004 was chavista – The municipality voted No in the 2007 referendum These are places where the opposition should’ve expected big gains.…

The Battle for City Hall

Quico says: A while ago, I identified 13 urban municipios the opposition should target in this year’s election. I picked out big urban municipios that fulfilled two conditions: – The mayor elected in 2004 was chavista – The municipality voted No in the 2007 referendum These are places where the opposition should’ve expected big gains.…

The Truth About Petare

Quico says: Petare parish, (in Sucre Municipality of Miranda State) has more registered voters than any other parroquia in Venezuela: 310,430. The barrio it hosts is the biggest in Venezuela. By some accounts, it’s the biggest shantytown in all of South America. Petare is also a state-of-mind, a kind of by-word for all that afflicts…

The Truth About Petare

Quico says: Petare parish, (in Sucre Municipality of Miranda State) has more registered voters than any other parroquia in Venezuela: 310,430. The barrio it hosts is the biggest in Venezuela. By some accounts, it’s the biggest shantytown in all of South America. Petare is also a state-of-mind, a kind of by-word for all that afflicts…

The Cartogram

Quico says: Lets face it: the standard results map is depressing to look at. Just too much red. Of course, most of those red states have more cows than people. Make the size of each state proportional to its actual (human) population, and you get: Where Distrito Capital is shown half-and-half since PSUV controls the…

The Cartogram

Quico says: Lets face it: the standard results map is depressing to look at. Just too much red. Of course, most of those red states have more cows than people. Make the size of each state proportional to its actual (human) population, and you get: Where Distrito Capital is shown half-and-half since PSUV controls the…

Julio Cesar: Show me the actas!

Quico says: It wouldn’t be a Venezuelan election if nobody was crying fraud. This time it’s chavista dissident extraordinaire and scourge of the Chávez clan in Barinas Julio Cesar Reyes, who says that while 99% of actas (official tallies) were electronically transmitted from Barinas back to CNE headquarters in Caracas, only 90% were reported in…