Christian K. Caruzo

Articles by Christian K. Caruzo

Caruzo: Maduro Eats Birthday Cake on TV While Venezuelans Cut Down Trees to Cook

CARACAS, Venezuela – Socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro celebrated his 58th birthday on the 23rd of November with a soirée broadcast by the state’s media apparatus with all the bells and whistles — while his citizens, reaching a new stage of the painful collapse of socialist Venezuela, are forced to chop down trees to use as firewood to cook.

Nicolás Maduro's birthday party 2020

Caruzo: How Maduro Uses Passport Regulations to Ruin People’s Lives

CARACAS – Venezuela’s socialist regime has made it nearly impossible for citizens to renew or obtain new passports – a violation of international human rights law that could leave millions stranded and deprived of identity in the middle of Latin America’s worst-ever migrant crisis.

Venezuelan citizens show their passports during a demonstration to express their disagreement about the situation in Venezuela and against the restoration of US diplomatic relations with Cuba,outside a hotel in which Cuban dissidents give a press conference in Panama on April 8, 2015, days before the opening of the VII …

Caruzo: Global Left Ignores Unending Brutality of Venezuela’s Police

CARACAS – The Venezuelan socialist regime has transformed law enforcement agencies into a many-headed hydra of terror. The global media doesn’t seem to be calling for their defunding or even denouncing their heinous acts with the same fervor as they do to America’s police institutions.

TOPSHOT - Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on the anniversary of the 1958 uprising that overthrew the military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. - Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido declared himself the country's "acting president" on …

My Socialist Hell: Living in Post-Electricity Venezuela

CARACAS – Venezuela has always had trouble maintaining a functional power grid. I lived in the city of Punto Fijo from 1992 to 1996, blackouts were occasional back then. But those woes of times past are nothing compared to the catastrophic collapse of our power grid that started almost a decade ago.

A car is seen on a street during a power cut in Maracaibo, Venezuela on August 15, 2019. - Venezuelans from outside the capital see Caracas as a "paradise", since electricity is not rationed there and in their hometowns they are used to suffering 12-hour blackouts. (Photo by Matias Delacroix …