The View from Your Window: La Uvita

La Uvita, Costa Rica – 12:03 Send us the View from Your Window: caracaschronicles at fastmail dot fm Please ensure the window frame is visible, and tell us the place and time the picture was taken. And don’t try to “pretty it up” – just show us what you see when you look up from…

The Face of Chavismo Today

Quico says: More than anything or anyone else in Venezuela today, it’s Luisa Ortega Díaz that scares me. There’s something spontaneous, heartfelt, deeply honest about the Prosecutor General’s commitment to authoritarianism that creeps me out to the core. In this startling communiqué issued today, Ortega Diaz puts in a strong audition for the role of…

The View from Your Window: Berlin

Berlin, Germany – 4:20 p.m. Send us the View from Your Window: caracaschronicles at fastmail dot fm Please ensure the window frame is visible, and tell us the place and time the picture was taken. And don’t try to “pretty it up” – just show us what you see when you look up from the…

Ding Dong, Seniat Calling

Quico says: Seniat has just announced they are shutting down Avon Cosmetics de Venezuela for 72 hours for not filling out their VAT forms properly. Headquarters, one factory, and 11 commercial offices are affected. Which, I think, gives you a sense for just how unhinged from real Venezuelans’ values the government’s gotten. I mean, can…

The View from Your Window: Washington

Washington, DC – 5:35 p.m. Send us the View from Your Window: caracaschronicles at fastmail dot fm Please ensure the window frame is visible, and tell us the place and time the picture was taken. And don’t try to “pretty it up” – just show us what you see when you look up from the…

You Can’t Quit, You’re Fired!

Quico says: Leopoldo López just got kicked out of UNT. Kicked out. Of UNT. Swirl that around in your brain for a bit. It’s really crazy. I don’t know the exact circumstances that led up to this. I would guess this was a pre-emptive expulsion, meant to take the sting out of his imminent storming…