Blogging the Revolution

Caracas Chronicles and the Hugo Chávez Era

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Publisher Description

For more than ten years, Caracas Chronicles ( has distilled Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela for English-speaking readers, providing both context and a home for lively discussion. This compilation by its editors, Toro and Nagel, brings together their best work.

With Hugo Chávez's passing, Venezuela enters a new era. The time has come to look back on a decade of unprecedented upheavals. From a sharply critical stance, Blogging the Revolution surveys the evolution of both chavismo and the opposition, the disintegration of Venezuela's public sphere, the political economy of the petrostate, and its impact on everyday life in the South American nation.

Francisco Toro founded Caracas Chronicles in September, 2002. Born and raised in Caracas, he studied at Reed College (Portland, Oregon) and the London School of Economics. A political scientist by training, his journalistic work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, and the Financial Times, among others. He's currently a consultant based in Montreal, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Juan Cristobal Nagel  has co-edited Caracas Chronicles since 2004, and edited the present volume. Born and raised in Maracaibo, he graduated from Caracas' Universidad Católica, and then went to the University of Michigan for graduate work in Economics. His work on Venezuela has appeared in Foreign Policy, Americas Quarterly, Prodavinci, and El Mercurio of Chile, among others. He is currently Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, where he lives with his wife and their three daughters. He divides his time between Chile and Venezuela.

Politics & Current Events
February 28
Cognitio, LLC

Customer Reviews

SobrinaCool ,

Excelent book!!!!!!!

Amazingly accurate! Great to read to understand the situation of Venezuela! A must read in this post-Chavez era!

danicognitio ,

Blogging the Revolution

If you are not a spanish speaking person , reading this book is the best way to TRULY understand what is going on in Venezuela, without being manipulated by the controlled and confusing information that they manage to filter to the outside world.

Regina Anavy ,

The surreality of Venezuela

If you want to understand Venezuelan culture, politics, economics, and the reasons for Hugo Chávez' success, plus have some laughs, read this book. I only hope the authors don't give up and continue informing us of what is now going on under Maduro. They are not going to run out of material.

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