Imagine having to endure the city’s traffic and crime, along with the Venezuelan government’s regulations, 12 hours a day, 365 days a year … as your job.
Nobody deserves a fate like that.
Now, they are beginning to feel the heat of the Communist Revolution. There is now a credible threat that the government will expropriate all private transport – the thousands of camioneticas, jeeps, and ramshackle buses driven by lower-middle class Venezuelans associated in cooperativas, trying to earn a buck, may soon become part of Venezuela’s voracious state.
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