Escaping Socialist Venezuela

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Venezuela’s downward economic spiral has led to widespread food shortages, hyperinflation and a mass exodus of migrants into Latin America.  Although the situation is anatomically different from Syria, analysts claim the exodus from Venezuela rivals the number of Syrians in Germany.  The intensifying economic and political crisis has now pushed hundreds of thousands to flee the country in search of food, security, … Continue reading Escaping Socialist Venezuela

Carolina Interview

A: Hi Carolina, thank you for taking part in this interview as I know it has not been easy leaving Venezuela and starting all over. C: Hi Anastasia, it was my 40th birthday recently (Sunday 2nd September) and I spent that day working so as not to become depressed while enduring my solitude. Although I’m a professional with a university degree and a master’s degree, … Continue reading Carolina Interview

Andrea Interview

A: Andrea, please tell our readers a little about yourself. AR: In Venezuela I was working as a community manager, copywriter and graphic designer for an organic cosmetic brand located on the island of Margarita; I worked from the comfort of an apartment in Maracaibo, Zulia State where I installed a home office.  I was earning four times more than the minimum salary, but it … Continue reading Andrea Interview

Adriana Interview

Adriana, please tell us your story: “I have been living in the UK for twenty years. Most of my relatives still live in Venezuela, including my mother Carmen and my middle sister Veronica and her younger son. Due to the dreadful situation in the country, my younger sister Carolina, as well as Veronica’s older children, my nephew Leonardo and my niece Andrea, have had to … Continue reading Adriana Interview

Leonardo Interview

A: Hi Leonardo, please tell our readers a little about yourself and how life is for Venezuelans? L: Hi, I’m 28 years old, Venezuelan and I graduated from University in 2016 in Social Communication (Journalism) but I was never able to work in that area. I currently live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’ve been living here for seven months. Life for Venezuelan people back home … Continue reading Leonardo Interview

The Lord Hertford Interview

When Henry Jocelyn Seymour, the 9th Marquess of Hertford, celebrated his 60th birthday on July 6, the British peer also marked two other notable 60th anniversaries. Ragley Hall, the Warwickshire stately home he inherited from his father in 1991, will have been open to the public for 60 years this summer, and the estate will be hosting one of his favourite events, The Game Fair, … Continue reading The Lord Hertford Interview

The Tim Dawson Interview

BY JON ALEXANDER Comedy Writer Tim Dawson has recently announced his intention to stand as a councillor for the Conservatives in the upcoming local elections. For those not on Twitter you may not know the name Tim Dawson, but those of us in the know, he’s an up-and-coming young Conservative breathing new life into an arguably stale and uninspiring campaign. After launching himself into a … Continue reading The Tim Dawson Interview

CSM Exclusive: North of the DMZ

BY JON ALEXANDER “We need more exclusives,” our go-getting Editor was demanding at a Country Squire dinner last summer. “Come on, people, let’s do something brilliant. Let’s publish something that no-one else is putting out. We only get one life. How about North Korea? Who’s up for it?” I admit that back then our Editor’s request was met with a long and stunned silence. “Have … Continue reading CSM Exclusive: North of the DMZ