Merry Christmas Everybody!

December 24, 2013


As you know, I am not the most optimistic about Venezuela at this time, which sometimes makes it hard to sit down and write. Thus, as I was thinking about what image to post for the holidays, I had mixed feelings about posting something without a reality check on what is happening in Venezuela. Then, my brother sent me this image and I thought it was perfect, a somewhat cynical view at the type of Christmas Venezuelans are being forced to have. But despite all, Christmas has to be celebrated.

It is a time of the year to be thankful, to be with family and enjoy the holidays. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be. That Santa Claus or the Wise Men bring you what you want (hopefully not what is in the picture) and you spend some happy times with your family, forgetting about all the problems.

Thank you for coming back and putting up with my writings and my rants. I am humbled to have such a loyal readership and hope you keep enjoying it.

Merry Christmas everybody!

From the Devil Himself.


38 Responses to “Merry Christmas Everybody!”

  1. Kenneth Price Says:

    Moctavio: May the next year see things getting better in V.

  2. Island Canuck Says:

    Merry Christmas Miguel & all the other people who congregate here in your forum..
    I can only wish that this night is enjoyed by your families with no thoughts of politics – although that’s pretty tough once a few drinks get consumated.

  3. Gracias pana por hacer que uno entienda un poquito mejor el despelote Venezolano. Ojala mejore!
    Feliz navidad a ti y a los tuyos.

  4. PW Ven Says:

    Thank you… and a merry Christmas / Feliz navidad a ti… your rants keep me going…

  5. m_astera Says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone. and thanks Miguel for the funny photo above, and for giving us a forum for discussion.

  6. firepigette Says:

    Thanks” Devil” , Same to you and yours.I think what we all need is the light of understanding.My our thoughts and prayers lead the way.

    “Oh beautiful star (beautiful, beautiful star) of Bethlehem (star of Bethlehem)
    Shine upon us until the glory dawns
    Give us a lamp to light the way
    Unto the land of perfect day
    Oh beautiful star of Bethlehem shine on”

    Merry Christmas to ALL

  7. syd Says:

    OMG, your photo with wise men bearing precious gifts is priceless. Well done, Diablito! And Feliz Navidad to you and yours and all who congregate here, in peace, or not.

  8. Carolina Says:

    Merry Christmas Miguel!

  9. Tom ODonnell Says:

    Feliz Navidad! Miguel. And thanks for sticking to it. I always find your analysis enlightening and helpful.

  10. xp Says:

    te deseamos mucha salud, energia y que todas tus esperanzas sean cumplidas en el 2014!

  11. VJ Says:

    Merry Christmas for everybody !!
    Please, don´t forget our venezuelan political prisoners and tonight say a little prayer for the release of all of them.

  12. Canadian Says:

    A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to ALL.

  13. HalfEmpty Says:

    Make it Snow Miguel!
    Make it Snow!

  14. Roberto N Says:

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Miguel.

    You and the other bloggers are what keep the lights on, despite the encroaching darkness.

    Even when you are reporting the worst possible, it is still great to have.

    Never give in, Never Give up.

  15. NorskeDiv Says:

    Plenty of Harina P.A.N here in USA! My lovely Venezuelan wife just picked up a bunch of 2.2lb bags at the grocery store, there was a whole shelf full of it. So Christmas is good here, even if her family couldn’t visit this year due to the crazy airline prices out of Venezuela. We hope for the best in Venezuela, perhaps Christmas and the New Year will at least bring some cheer to the hearts of Maduro et. all.

    • NorskeDiv Says:

      … and that cheer might result in them pardoning a few people like Simonivis, you can always hope.

  16. vanmonk Says:

    Merry Christmas! I always appreciate your blog.

  17. Virginia Says:

    Thank you for your rants..They are invaluable to those of us with families stuck in Venezuela..I always look forward to your blog..the truth beats all!
    Merry Christmas, and let us all not give up HOPE. Perhaps, the New Year will somehow bring some very needed changes for what was once a wonderful country. The beauty remains, but who really wants to live there..It is no longer

  18. Roy Says:

    Merry Christmas, Miguel and the gang. Given the situation, the feeling on the streets here is “Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.”

    In a way it is positive, in the sense that everyone is cognizant that some change, for better or worse, is coming in 2014. Fasten your seat belts everyone. It is going to be a bumpy ride.

  19. Lobo Says:

    You da man Miguel. Appreciate your efforts to keep the conversation alive on whats happening here in Venezuela.

  20. Noel Says:

    A Merry Xmas to all, and remember the French say: “tant qu’il y a de la vie il y a de l’espoir”, as long as there is life there is hope.

  21. Gold Says:

    Mientras haya vida hay esperanza. Gracias Miguel y felicidades a todos.

  22. David Says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Thank you for all your blogging. It is a light in the communications about Venezuela these days.. Que disfrutes de unas buenas hallacas.

  23. Milton Says:

    Merry Xmas Miguel!
    Big fan of your blog. Keep on with your good work!

  24. Auuuuuvienelobo Says:

    So pleased to have you! keep it snowing!

    • moctavio Says:

      Typical Chavismo, they announce before, during, when and after. Same s… Different day

      Sent from my iPad


      • Kepler Says:

        I thought so. Next time they will use a set of mirrors to project the image of Maduro next to his milicos while declaring Venezuelans will get more fatherland and Haier gadgets.

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