Life in Venezuela

Antipyretic

The past couple of days have been quite tumultuous around these lands. Usually, Venezuela doesn’t wake up from its Christmas slumber until the 15th of January—but man, we really went into overdrive this time around. The week of the 15th had the usual chaos that we’re now accustomed to when Read more…

Life in Venezuela

2019, the year of—what?

Aw yeah boys and girls, 2019 is the year were the Venezuelan government turns the tide. This is going to be the year of our definitive economic recovery! Our Worker-President, Driver of Victories, and Son of Chavez said so! “Maduro claims that 2019 will be the year of economic recovery” Read more…

Life in Venezuela

On Passports and Apostilles

“If you truly wish to make someone suffer then put them through the torture of obtaining any document at a Venezuelan public office.” —An acquaintance. Imagine for a moment that you’re the Revolutionary, Bolivarian, Anti-imperialist, Chavista, and Socialist Venezuelan Government (I didn’t made those adjectives up). You present yourself to Read more…

Life in Venezuela

Hyperinflation: Year One

Venezuela might as well be a synonym of inflation and/or disaster. Inflation has been a long-standing problem that predates my birth. However, officially speaking, this October marked our first official year of hyperinflation—and boy let me tell you, it certainly is not an anniversary worth celebrating. Hyperinflation has certainly taken Read more…