Happy Holidays and Thanks For Visiting!!!

December 24, 2011

I am here in Caracas to spend Christmas with family. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy the Holidays, may you receive whatever gift, material or spiritual, you desire and enjoy a quiet, peaceful time with family and friends, forgetting for at least a while the problems around Venezuela and the world.

I would like to thank everyone for visiting the Devil, it is a privilege to have you all care for what I may have to say and many of you have become real or virtual friends in these nine plus years. This year I had the honor of having dinner with readers from as far away as Singapore, with friends from Caracas and San Felipe, with readers from Miami, a wonderful magical gift and an unexpected bonus for writing this blog, as I now “know” people wherever I may go.

Happy Holidays!

25 Responses to “Happy Holidays and Thanks For Visiting!!!”

  1. Mike Says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you, Miguel, for spending the time and effort in writing this great blog.


  2. David Says:

    Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year. May you have a Healthy and Happy New Year with your family.
    Gracias Miguel por todo lo que haces por nosotros
    David Rondon

  3. CharlesC Says:

    Many have been critical of the unity shown by the opposition. In my opinion,
    the chavistas will hope to create discord and use the newspapers they control
    to propogate this beginning in 2012.
    And, I hope the people realize (if this is actually the case?) that unity is the only
    way to defeat Chavez at the election box and AND to govern Venezuela after
    Chavez. I have hoped all along the the candidates who are not chosen for presidential opposition will find themselves in the cabinet with jobs for the future
    government -a true Unity government determined to work together to rebuild
    Venezuela. Because, they are qualified people and can set an example of putting
    egos aside and working as a team. Venezuela needs a team-not an egomaniac
    for President. A “dream team”…

  4. All the best Miguel. Thanks for your excellent job as a blogger, and for keeping us informed with top-quality info and insights about Vzla. Happy Holidays.

  5. Many Happy Holidays! I follow the posts and even though I am unsuccessfully trying to be in a ¨festive mood¨ I find it extremely disturbing that Mr. C has sent wishes to my cellphone. Did u get one also??

    • captainccs Says:

      I still don’t have a cell-phone but on the evening of December 24, after we finished the family dinner, all my family with cell phones (various brands/networks) found a message from C. Abuse First Class!

    • Kepler Says:

      I posted a screenshot sent by one of Miguel’s readers.
      Completely shameless…and I didn’t see that as news in Venezuela. It should, but people are just silent.

  6. glenn Says:

    Happy Holidays from Glenn and Blanca of Padre Island, Texas. We’ve been loyal followers since the beginning, when in 99/2000 we were living in Venezuela and naively hopeful for less corruption and bureaucracy. Things didn’t go as promised and soon after yourself, Daniel, Francisco, “Katy,” and Alek starting documenting the shamelessness and lawlessness of this government. We’ve returned many times to Venezuela to visit family and the changes are truly shocking each time in the inflation and insecurity situation. Venezuelanos have truly become the “frog in the boiling water” as no one is banging pots over these shocking changes.

    Thanks for many years of hard work and I honestly look forward to the day that you are only blogging about orchids as Venezuela digs itself out of this morass.

  7. ErneX Says:

    Happy Holidays!

  8. Jsb Says:

    Enjoy your visit and the holidays!

  9. firepigette Says:

    Happy Holidays Miguel.May they be blessed and may your trip to Venezuela be sweet, together with your loved ones.

  10. Dr. Faustus Says:

    Frohe Weihnachten……Merry Christmas.

    The best blog on the internet!

  11. gabriel Says:

    Miguel, best wishes from the Netherlands, Amsterdam! Love reading your blog and talk about it with my wife from Venezuela, already living happily together in Amsterdam for 10 years now. Hoping to maybe once return to Venezuela…..

  12. Avila Says:

    Feliz Navidad from your friends in China! keep up the great work and all teh best to you and your family in the new year.

  13. Dan Says:

    Thanks bro. To you too. We wish you a very merry Christmas. Greetings from Chattanooga TN.

  14. Kepler Says:

    Feliz Navidad, Miguel.
    Si por casualidad vas a un pueblo secundario, toma fotos (ya sabes para qué)

  15. Cal Says:

    Happy holidays to you too, and thanks for running a model blog.

  16. Noel Says:

    Well said and well done. Happy holidays Miguel!

  17. John Thompson Says:

    I hope everyone has a blessed holiday season. I look forward to seeing Venezuela return to democratic rule in 2012!

  18. Ira Says:

    Feliz Navidad–and be careful:

    I just got word that my nephew was kidnapped for the afternoon and his brand-new car stolen, in Guarenas.

    After several hours of being held, he had a severe asthma attack and they dropped him off at the hospital and gave him some of his B’s back to get home.

    It’s become a very strange place!

  19. Andres F Says:

    Happy Holidays! Thanks for your contribution!

  20. Pirooz Says:

    Happy Holidays to you and your family as well. We hope you too see your most cherished wishes come true in 2012.
    Thanks for an outstanding operation in 2011 and we are already looking forward to a repeat in 2012.

  21. Les Dooley Says:

    Merry Christmas Miguel! I hope you and yours have great New Year in 2012. I hope you get your country back from Chavez. It is a beautiful place and I would love to visit someday,


  22. captainccs Says:

    Happy Holidays, Miguel! And best wishes for all of us in 2012 which could be a defining year.

    The Captain

  23. Carolina Says:

    Happy holidays to you and your family Miguel. May they be filled with peace and joy.

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