My name is Giancarlo Fiorella. I am a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, where I am conducting research on protest policing and political violence. My research focuses on Venezuela’s colectivos armados and the 2014/2017 anti-government protests.
I was born in Venezuela. My family left the country in 1997 when I was eleven years old. I am fully fluent in Spanish.
This blog attempts to bring Venezuelan news and events to an English-speaking audience. Every day, I read through Venezuelan media and translate the day’s biggest news into English.
If you stumble upon any videos or articles that need translating, please do not hesitate to let me know and I will translate them for you!