About the Author


After four years as a freelance journalist in Caracas, I’ve run off to become a doctoral candidate in innovation economics at the United Nations University’s Institute for New Technologies in Holland.

I’m working on a dissertation on the impact of WTO rules on developing countries’ ability to implement effective technology policies. Yes, I think that’s interesting.

Blog email goes to

caracaschronicles at fastmail.fm

Academic email goes to


Personal email goes to

franciscotoro at fastmail.fm

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Known to friend and foe alike as Quico, Francisco Toro is Executive Editor at Caracas Chronicles.

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