Chavismo stole a whole generation of Venezuelans’ childhood, they have no idea what growing up in a normal country is like. These are indicators that no kid should ever have to experience.
A fifty-page long report published earlier this week by the human rights organization presents strong evidence on extrajudicial executions, disproportionate use of lethal force, and illegal arrests.
Six years after awarding Nicolás Maduro’s government for apparently reducing hunger in Venezuela, the UN agency for food security puts Venezuela in a list of countries in high-risk of facing a widespread food crisis.
While the world talks about progress, we look at the everyday reality of a malaria epidemic in Venezuela and how illegal mining and negligence made it the biggest public health emergency in the country.
Most of the world acknowledges Venezuela as a dictatorship. But not enough people see chavista officials like the criminals they are. A post in America’s Quarterly says that in order to achieve a peaceful transition in the country, the international community must start dealing with Maduro and his allies like the the police deals with mobsters.
After a month of chaotic blackouts, and without any solution in sight, a once powerful industry is finding it increasingly hard to cope. From former industrial strongholds to rural towns and crop fields, businessmen do their best to survive, but the consequences are impossible to hide.
The electric crisis has turned the massive infrastructure that Caracas needs to pump water, utterly useless. After a month without water through the pipes, the consequences of this man-made drought may soon outweigh those of blackouts themselves.
After leaving Venezuela, a group of Cuban doctors from the Barrio Adentro program told the New York Times how they were instructed to use healthcare—or rather its collapse—as a political weapon to coerce people into voting for Venezuela’s socialist leaders.
Dorothy Kronich suggests in The New York Times that in order to avoid a famine here, American companies should be allowed to buy Venezuelan oil, as long as the revenues are exclusively used for buying food and medicines. But that would be ignoring chavismo’s very nature.
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