What was the first decade of chavismo like? Photographers know.
Machiques de Perijá is one of the most fertile areas in the country. Their plague? Livestock trafficking, smuggling, robberies and cold blooded murder in the hands of gangs acting like they’re in charge because, well, they are and nobody can stop them.
Venezuela’s Western state of Zulia has a long and proud tradition of protest music: gaiteros have always raised their voices against injustice. But under growing pressure from the government, radio stations no longer dare to air it.
Maracaibo now looks like a city devastated by war. But that’s not what happened. It’s what chavismo has done to the second most important city in Venezuela: crime, chaos, collapse of public services, hunger, poverty and desperation.
Isaac López and over a dozen of his neighbors went to jail for protesting in their town square. He still has to show up in court every fifteen days and spend his monthly salary defending himself of a crime he didn’t commit.
[UPDATED with Good News!] Radio Station in Tucupita Shut Down by CORPOELEC for the Fifth Time this Year
Radio Fe y Alegría 92.1 FM, local radio station for a vulnerable community, has been forced to stop broadcasting due to a power cut ordered in June.
It’s the same old combination causing the electricity crisis that took over the entire nation: lack of maintenance, corruption and overall inefficiency. According to Zulia State government, there are also astronomical phenomena involved.
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