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…

The View from Your Window: San Fernando

San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela – 12:38 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…

Amsterdam on Nelson on A11 on Huffo

Thanks to everyone for wedding wishes. I declare this break over. Quico says: The April 11th crucible will not be forgotten. Check out Robert Amsterdam’s bit on Brian Nelson’s book on April 11th over on the Huffington Post. It, and the accompanying interview, should be read widely. Seven years on, the controversy surrounding the coup…

The View from Your Window: Caracas

Los Palos Grandes, Caracas, Venezuela – 9:37 a.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…

Just (about to get) married

Juan Cristóbal says: It’s true. On Saturday, a week from tomorrow, Quico will marry his long-time sweetheart. At the moment, Quico’s life is a sprawling chaos of juggling inlaws, caterers, photographers, organists, guests and guests and more guests … a total circus. And I won’t be able to pick up the slack blogging because I’m…

The View from Your Window: Dublin

Dublin, Ireland – 6:23 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…

The View from Your Window: Davie

Davie, FL – 16:08 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 seat…