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Reports from Cuba’s Venezuela: Tick-tock

By Gustavo Hernandez Acevedo in Caracas Chronicles:

Tick-tock

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In recent weeks, I came across Chavismo’s Watches,(Relojes del Chavismo) a blog that showcases the weakness that high-ranking chavistas have for pretty, fancy, expensive watches.

I think the blog, in its mere simplicity, is brilliant. Think about how difficult (let me rephrase that, downright impossible) it would be for an average Venezuelan to purchase one of those.

Want an example? Libertador Mayor and former CNE president Jorge Rodríguez Gómez makes seven appereances in the blog, thanks to his exquisitely diverse collection of watches, including the Panerai Luminor GMT (seen in the photo during a political rally).

It would take 49 years for an ordinary Venezuelan to buy this watch using his or her CADIVI (now CENCOEX) Internet quota.

No matter the occasion, whether it’s lambasting the evil empire or preaching socialism to the poor, these watches make perfect accessories for busy professionals who need to count their minutes.

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