After the wettest November on record, Venezuela is experiencing serious flooding all through the long Caribbean coast.
Granted, bits of the country flood every time it rains hard – a legacy of 75 years of botched urban planning and waterway management. But with more rain forecast for the next several days, the situation now seems set to go from big inconvenience to something much worse.
The hillsides from Falcón all the way west to Margarita are already saturated with water, and we know what happens when it keeps raining hard after you reach that point.Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.