Yesterday we reached a million cases, twice as last Friday. It’s hard to imagine that this now global disease was initially restricted to a single food market. But did the virus really originate there?
The international community recognizes the urgency of an institutional solution to the crisis in Venezuela because of the pandemic; The regime’s figures and attitude are as expected.
While authorities keep harassing journalists for attempting to report about the coronavirus pandemic in Venezuela, our patchy internet service is feeling the pinch of increasing use.
Maps have been invaluable to understanding COVID-19, particularly in Venezuela, where reliable information is hard to come by.
Under the double threat of forced quarantine and the daily struggle for survival, barrios in Caracas suddenly become harsher for those trying to help.
We won’t have it in 2020 and, when it happens, it’ll be hard to find it in Venezuela, where there’s already a dramatic shortage of vaccines we’ve used for decades.
Left, right, socialism, capitalism… all those categories are irrelevant when it comes to stopping the pandemic. What matters is a science-based decision-making process
Just days after the Department of Justice offers rewards for the chavista regime’s top people, the Department of State comes with a layout for a power-sharing transition government. What’s the US doing?
We’ve seen on social media all kinds of heartwarming videos of neighbors entertaining each other during the quarantine. In Venezuela, the regime only offers militarization in the place of a collective response.
Applying social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 is the right way to go. The thing is, it’ll devastate what remains of the Venezuelan economy.
Not even the most functional countries are escaping the pandemic unscathed.
On March 10th, we celebrated Doctors’ Day in Venezuela. Since it’s so close to International Women’s Day, a Venezuelan doctor celebrates the women who came before her.
While other countries in the region have arranged the return of thousands of citizens that were traveling when borders were closed down, our citizens have unanswered questions regarding their return to Venezuela or their homes in exile.
The world will see the transmission curve go up while Venezuela just reported its first official COVID-19 death.
Short answer: No, at least not one we’re absolutely sure it'll work, so let's review all the available options and their actual viability at this juncture against COVID-19.
The quarantine in Venezuela will diminish the occurrence of some crimes, such as murder and robbery, but will increase extorsion and contraband. More checkpoints will equal more bribes.
Social distancing measures are based on projections and research applied to developed countries under the pandemic. Places like Venezuela require another approach.
It’s hard to comply with mandatory isolation in Cumaná, the capital of Sucre State. Without food, fuel or cooking gas, people must improvise so they can eat amid a pandemic.
While scientists in several countries join forces to stop the pandemic, Maduro defends a conspiracy theory of the coronavirus as biological ethnic-cleansing warfare.
You may be able to force caraqueños to wear masks, but in a city where most people can’t afford to stay at home for days, it will be a paramount challenge to enforce a quarantine. Even for a dictatorship.
Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said that press workers would be allowed to work during the social quarantine, yet some reporters and outlets found out that pledge isn't being kept.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and everything. However, there are particular challenges for women in the current situation, at a global scale.
The disruption of our lives due to the pandemic has many faces. In this story, a Venezuelan citizen living in the United States is suddenly isolated from her loved ones and must find a way back home.
Under quarantine because of COVID-19, Venezuela’s second city is now dealing with that “beginning of the end” feeling… again.
During this global pandemic, we recount the facts about coronavirus, what’s being done around the world to fight it and what specific challenges Venezuela has at curtailing the disease.
Disinformation, a complex humanitarian emergency, and a government with no credibility: this is the context when COVID-19 reaches Venezuela.
There’s a weird vibe in Caracas of economic improvement, with shortages slowly disappearing. But if you go past the surface of the incipient upgrades, you’ll see we’re far from real, stable development.
The recent CNE fire begs questions not only about the fairness of upcoming elections in Venezuela, but about the possibility of holding elections at all. Just how damaged the whole system is and what can be done to truly fix it?
During rush hour on February 26th, the regime’s death squad killed four members of the gang led by El Coqui, on a highway full of commuters. Now the urban warlord declares war... with a song.
Conatel's proposal for an internet exchange point (IXP) could be helpful in principle, but given the hegemony's nefarious history of online practices, it can also be a double-edged sword.
Alejandro Álvarez Iragorry, general coordinator of the NGO Clima 21, explains how climate change can be affecting Venezuela, and how little we know about it.
On International Women’s Day, let’s know the stories of these Venezuelans who are doing great at making our terruño proud
It’s been a year since Venezuela entered a new unacceptable “normality” that gives you no other option but to adapt. These recounts are about trauma, lessons and decisions.
In the wake of an economic bubble amid the disaster, local & international media announce the death of the Bolivarian project. But this would imply that the "revolution" meant more than what it actually was: a propaganda device.
With electrical rationing as the new norm since March of 2019, the society in Zulia has become more unequal: there’s a big gap between those subjected to outages and those who can defend themselves.
Part of the international community and political leaders are still feeding the hopes for a political change in Venezuela, but slogans can’t hide what we must dare to understand.
Living in Montreal, I don’t let go of the music that other immigrants like me created in New York City to fend off the cold during winter.
In a recent investigation, Reuters exposed how FAES, the special forces unit that protects the regime with brute force, has officers with criminal records in its ranks.