We got your dystopia right here, man


A smart riposte to Caracas Te Quiero.

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  1. Money shot: ¿Y dónde está Jorge Rodriguez? This is better than any of those videos used to promote Go Pro cameras forget extreme sports welcome to extreme living motorizado style.

  2. I will never stop repeating that something so simple as creating an efficient well run public transportation system could do something for the productivity and well being of Venezuelans. This is only in Caracas, they should do a video of people in Puerto Ordaz and other cities where public transportation mostly consists of trucks with people loaded on the back like pigs,

  3. Excellent production values, it really is like that for the millions that live in barrios in Caracas. Loved how he included the moto taxi, the amount of times I took those to try to make it on time to work. And the type of doors the barrio houses have, with the curved metal bits as decoration.
    The thing I always tell people is those things were always like that, the garbage was always there, the crime was always there, the long journeys, the stairs up and down the barrio. Yes, now everything is a lot worse but fundamentally everything is the same.

      • yes, it’s a matter of degrees, it was always full if you were in Petare or Las Adjuntas, big hubs for low income areas, I remember being in a stampede in the long hallway that connects line 1 to Line 2 when someone shot a pistol inside capitolio station. I and a pregnant lady hid on a litte doorway to the side while thousands of people ran in panic. And I got robbed in the Antimano station, all this back in the early 90’s.
        Of course I know that statistically it’s a lot worse now, but people don’t feel the statistics, they feel what happens to them directly. The only real difference is shortages, I only experienced them in the aftermath of the Caracazo because most of the small stores in barrios had been looted and burned we had deprived ourselves of ways of buying food. I remember lining for hours to buy groceries from a itinerant truck because no store survived in our area. But now that’s the way it is, you have to line up for everything and never find everything even if you have the money. But people in the videos (some shared in this site) seem to feel is like a piñata so it’s all a jodedera.

        • Well I guess that in a sense you have to stand in line for hours, but you are buying at a price below the market that does not take inflation into consideration and that’s part of the happiness, it’s partially free.


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