It’s believed that trans people are a current phenomenon. However, in 1941 there was a case that both fascinated and scandalized provincial Caracas and proved the opposite.
The creators of beloved website El Chigüire Bipolar launched an animated show online, made by investigative reporters, where Monty Python-like shorts explain the delirious absurdity of Latin American current affairs.
We use it to share something with friends who leave the country. We watch it searching for answers for our own ceaseless winter. Few people will miss this show as those who live in a country that feels like scorched by a dragon.
It was meant to be the largest rice-processing plant in the continent, providing jobs and infrastructure to Delta Amacuro, one of the least developed states in the country. But now it’s in ruins, it was never finished and later abandoned. A Reuters story unveils the real outcome of Chinese patronage: massive losses for a famished nation.
One century ago, this was a dictator’s favorite city. In the 90s, it was the place where Hugo Chávez prepared his coup. Now, at the Círculo Militar the privileged in uniform can be spared of the predicaments of civilians.
Venezuelans' favorite sport isn’t safe from the crisis either. Even with absurdly cheap tickets, most people can’t afford to go. LVB players are victims of crime and the government uses baseball for shady business deals.
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