CaracasChronicles.com (on Twitter @CaracasChron) has been the place for opposition-leaning-but-not-insane analysis of the Venezuelan political scene since 2002. The blog aims to breathe life, insight, and wit into discussions of Venezuelan public life.
Today, Caracas Chronicles is a group blog edited by Juan Cristobal Nagel (@juannagel)- a Venezuelan economist now living in Chile. The blog’s founder Francisco Toro (@BoringDev) stepped aside to pursue a different project in February, 2014 but still contributes occasionally and plays an advisory role as “editor emeritus.”
Since 2012, journalist Gustavo Hernández Acevedo (A.K.A. Geha) has joined the team, reporting from Barquisimeto on Venezuela beyond the capital. In early 2013, opposition activist and political scientist Emiliana Duarte (@emiduarte)also joined the team. In 2014, Caracas Chronicles became a true group blog with the arrival of:
Audrey M. DaCosta (who comments as adrytatoo), a marine biologist and a mother of two. A recent ex-pat, she will bring to the blog her own insight on gender issues. She will also be tackling Venezuela’s numerous environmental challenges. She has recently left the country, so she will be writing about her experiences as she ventures out into the world – something many of you will surely relate to.
Rodrigo Linares (@ralinaresg), a USB engineer with a Master’s from MIT, he is part of the crop of brilliant professionals we are honored to have met through the blog. A Venezuelan with deep roots all over the country, ones that go back centuries, he will be writing mainly about infrastructure, technology, and even things like microbrewing.
Carlos Rangel (@carlosrangel87) is a talented Venezuelan economist. The grandson of a towering Venezuelan intellectual, he is whip smart, and eager to share his thoughts. He will be writing about Venezuela’s municipal policymakers from the inside, with a focus on crime-fighting.
Anabella Abadí (@janabadi) and Bárbara Lira (@bslira), two Venezuelan economists with a sharp eye for data and a cold head for reasoning. They are well on their way to establishing themselves as serious analysts, whether it’s through their writings in Prodavinci, their book “Gestión en Rojo,” or their work as consultants.
Raúl Stolk (@raulstolk) is an accomplished attorney. Having already made his mark writing in Spanish for Prodavinci, we are honored to have him on the CC team, reporting on various aspects of life in Caracas.