Here’s a story the ever Caracas-centric media’s barely noticed: the recent rains have left the heavily-polluted Lake of Valencia on the verge of a major flood. The water level is now just 17 cm. from the top of the levee protecting Maracay’s La Punta neighborhood, and still rising. The water involved is described as sewer-quality, and the stench around Maracay’s lakeshore is just as you’d imagine it.
Maybe it will take a (literal) flood of shit to get Aragüeños to stop voting for él que te conté…Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.