When chavismo talks about “things returning to normal” regarding energy, it means “normal in Caracas.” Most of the nation suffers daily blackouts that freeze people’s lives, institutions and erodes their minds. This is how you live with a broken infrastructure.
Early this morning, soldiers from the Venezuelan National Guard and the Army opened fire on indigenous communities near the Venezuela-Brazil border. Tensions are super high now, with military officers held by civilians and reprisal on the way...
2019’s protests have unfolded in a rather peaceful and predictable manner. The plot twist nobody expected today was a direct command to the Armed Forces from the caretaker president, for what might be the key moment of this struggle.
Reuters published an article describing how Chinese telecom giant ZTE helps Maduro & Co. monitor and keep track of fatherland card-carrying citizens’ every move. The details of the data recollection resemble a horror story gone Venezuela.
Big changes are coming and no one seems to understand how they will work. Wages will be anchored to an unexisting but centralized cryptocurrency, five zeros will be removed from the bolivar and fuel will have a new international price. What does it mean? We’re all in the dark, trying to guess.
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