Illustration by Adriana Moreno


1. Best action sequence

Venezuelan politics is not just BS, promises, and BS promises. Sometimes we get some good old fashioned Leslie Nielsen style action sequences.

Here are the nominees:

And the Winner is:

Maduro vs Villa Rosa



  1. A worthy winner. Let’s not forget that the guy who uploaded that video, Braulio Jatar, was arrested and remains in custody four months after it happened.

  2. Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    And never brought to mind?

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

    And auld lang syne!

    For auld lang syne, my dear,

    For auld lang syne.

    We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,

    For auld lang syne.

    And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!

    And surely I’ll be mine!

    And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,

    For auld lang syne.

    We twa hae run about the braes,

    And pou’d the gowans fine;

    But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,

    Sin’ auld lang syne.

    We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,

    Frae morning sun till dine;

    But seas between us braid hae roar’d

    Sin’ auld lang syne.

    And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!

    And gie’s a hand o’ thine!

    And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,

    For auld lang syne.

  3. If there’s nothing funny left there’s no hope, and if there’s no hope we are all done for soon enough. Thanks Caracas Chronicles for another superb year.

  4. Es paradojico que se use tanta inteligencia para hacer la cronica (feroz y sarcastica) de los mayores ejemplos de la estupidez venezolana en 2016 ……..!! No se si todavia hemos alcanzado nuestro maximo potencial , asi que hay esperanza que nos superemos este ano entrante !! el tiempo dira !!

  5. This is a clever attempt at humor, but I am not laughing. Venezuelans are notorious for their sense of humor. It is a tool for coping and surviving when positive action is not possible. But, at what point does an ability to cope and survive the unacceptable become a liability? I cannot think of many cultures that would have put up with this crap for as long as Venezuelans have. So, exactly what is it going to take to make Venezuelans stop laughing? What is it going to take to make Venezuelans seriously angry at what has been done to them? No one should feel that they have to laugh it off when they are being abused. Venezuelans have every right to feel angry and to express their anger… without cloaking it in humor.

    • You can express anger while also occasionally finding humor in the predicament. Are Venezuelans too easy to laugh things off? I really don’t know, but I don’t think that is the problem.


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