Caracas Chronicles is an independent news and analysis organization devoted to one of those missions that’s easier-said-than-done: making Venezuela make sense.
Originally a blog launched by Francisco (“Quico”) Toro in his pajamas one distant afternoon in October 2002, it’s been around longer than YouTube.
At first, Quico never imagined anyone much would read it: it was just a place to mess around online. Slowly, though, with the help of Juan Nagel, Caracas Chronicles started to gain an audience, growing recognition, and in time spawned a little stable of writers around Venezuela and the world.
In 2015, Quico and Juan joined up with Emiliana Duarte and Raúl Stolk, to found Caracas Chronicles LLC, launching a little media start-up to impose a minimum of orden en la pea.
Today, we have a newsroom in Caracas, correspondents in eight Venezuelan cities, a merch store, a newsletter business, an energy consultancy, and —always— the best coverage of Venezuela you’ll find in the English language intertubes.
Let’s Meet the Team
Raúl Stolk — Chairman, CEO, Publisher and Cacique Plenipotenciary
Francisco Toro — Editor-in-Chief
Gabriela Mesones — Editorial Coordinator
Victor Drax — Editor
Javier Liendo — Editorial Translator
Nina Rancel — Copy Editor
David Parra — Community Manager