January Sambumbia

New year, new life, same old country. Venezuela tried its best to celebrate Christmas, while it wasn’t filled to the brim in holiday cheer and joy, the ambient sure was more festive than 2018—even if some of the cheerfulness was quasi mandatory and forced by Maduro’s regime. Regardless, I sincerely Read more…

The Caracas Mirage

Hyperinflation, institutionalized blackouts, endless gasoline queues, cash shortages, an accentuated collapse of utilities and public infrastructure—these are all but some of the problems that have plagued Venezuela for around a decade now, none of them are new yet they’ve been exacerbated and dialed to eleven as of late.  It is Read more…

Queue Culture

The lines lines lines. You love those lines, you shove them straight—straight to my face. The societal and cultural damage that Venezuela has suffered through the past twenty years is almost irreparable. With every new trial and tribulation we’ve lost a bit of whatever normalcy we have left; we’ve adapted Read more…