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

Panem et Circenses MMXVIII

Music for the Masses Oh yeah! It’s that time of the year again! The office of the Mayor of Caracas has covered all corners of the Libertador Bolivarian Municipality in joyous celebration. Get your dance shoes on and put a smile on that sad and malnourished face of yours—it’s time 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…

Life in Venezuela

Growing up in Revolution

We’re approaching the twentieth anniversary of the rise to power of the Bolivarian Revolution.  Twenty years, something that’s easy to say, but those words convey a heavy toll on every Venezuelan. I can’t believe two whole decades have come and gone like a snap, and boy let me tell ya—it’s Read more…

Life in Venezuela

What remains of us

Update: There is now a narration of this article courtesy of Finnigan Morris. Check it out below. Venezuela, that little place in South America that once upon a time was a shining diamond in the region, a new start for many migrants following the devastation caused by World War 2, a Read more…