Adopt a Race

Quico says: As November 23rd draws near, Juan Cristobal and I face a special challenge: how to provide meaningful coverage of 24 state and 335 municipal races with no staff, no office, no budget, and from very far away. The only way it’s going to happen is if you, the reader community, step up and share your local knowledge.

So today we’re rolling out the Adopt a Race Program, where we ask you to be Caracas Chronicles’ eyes and ears in places we just can’t reach. In practice, we want you to commit to track a particular race that you happen to know a lot about, keeping in touch every couple of weeks with updates. Easy!

We are especially interested in hearing from people who live in, come from, have family in, work in, have slept with somebody from, or otherwise have particular local knowledge about, the municipios on the Oppo Target list.

They are:

  • Mérida
  • Maracaibo
  • Petare
  • El Tigre
  • Coro
  • Puerto La Cruz
  • Barquisimeto
  • Barcelona
  • Maracay
  • Cumaná
  • Los Teques
  • Guacara
  • Ciudad Bolívar

If you know more than the average joe about one of these places, or if you know someone else who does, please send me an email – quicotoro at gmail dot com – to find out more about adopting a race.