Unhappy 11th

Yup, Caracas Chronicles is 11 years old today.

Can’t say I’m in much of a mood for celebrating, though. The country is honestly more screwed up now than my imagination could conceive back in September 2002. The government has proven more coherent and less fractious, even in Chávez’s absence, than I ever thought possible. And the drowning of our democratic heritage in the bathtub has been carried out so expertly, the neighbours barely heard a sound.

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