Today's Must-Read


…is Tom O’Donnell’s latest on the Chinese frustration over chavista foot-dragging on Faja projects. The gap between the conventional wisdom and the real story here is especially wide.

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A journalist, political commentator and news obsessive, Francisco Toro is the Founder and Executive Editor of Caracas Chronicles.


  1. Juan Cristobal, you and others interested in Chile might be interested in An Excellent Visual Comparison of Earthquake Strength
    Think the 1994 Northridge quake was strong? How about Haiti’s 2010 quake? This United States Geological Survey Video puts the energy released by earthquakes over the last 50 years in startling perspective. While I know that the scale that we use to measure earthquakes is not linear, it is difficult to make my brain believe it until I see it laid out like this. Take a look for yourself, and give thanks that you weren’t in Chile in 1960 when the strongest quake ever recorded struck.

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