Behind the end of DirecTV in Venezuela, there’s a 21st century dictatorship desperate to recover a lost channel to spread its message
Cash dollars made possible an illusion of recovery in the capital of the world’s worst-performing economy. Here’s how things looked in the Sambil mall
Once a pleasant, clear-water creek, in our times the Guaire is no more than Caracas’ open air sewer. Amid power cuts that took down the water pumping stations that feed Caracas, the people from the slums of San Agustin had to climb down to its embankment to collect water of unknown origin and very dubious safety.
Burned mattresses, kicked-in doors, shattered glass. After Diana Martínez was murdered in front of the Ecuadorian police by her Venezuelan boyfriend, angry mobs threatened, chased, and kicked Venezuelans, and destroyed their belongings. President Lenín Moreno’s unconscionable reaction added fuel to the fire.
Jesús Soto died 14 years ago today. His endlessly photographed Esfera de Caracas spent years in storage. How did it end up in its glorious location, right by the Parque del Este?
The shelter of the Middle of The World, in Ecuador hosts a Christmas dinner for Venezuelan walkers in need. We get a first-hand view, and a taste of its hallacas.
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