The Full Scale of What's Happening in San Cristóbal Isn't Getting Through Because of the Media Blackout

20140225_VENEZUELA-slide-AGRJ-superJumboThe New York Times finally manages to get a reporter and a photographer on the ground in San Cristóbal. Willie Neuman’s piece is good. But Meredith Kohut’s accompanying photo essay is simply staggering.

The media blackout has numbed Venezuelans to the reality of San Cristobal’s descent into anarchy. This is a tiny corrective, an an ode to the power of great photo journalism in times of crisis.

(The Times has some other good stuff about Venezuela today as well.)