Transparency International just released its Corruption Perceptions Index 2019, and other than placing Venezuela almost at the very bottom, it offers perspective into why corruption hits us so—and what we can do to fix it.
With the vibe of “things improving in Caracas” comes a lot of chaos in a society that dollarized its trade based on trust, which is frankly a mess.
Back in the day, Venezuela was nonexistent in popular fiction. Now we have more of a presence, but save for some notorious examples, it’s all antagonistic: We're the new bad guys.
In 2013, Yeslie Aranda lost his left leg in a car accident. Today, while achieving his dream of crossing South America on foot, he has a spiritual strength that crushes obstacles.
When chavismo talks about “things returning to normal” regarding energy, it means “normal in Caracas.” Most of the nation suffers daily blackouts that freeze people’s lives, institutions and erodes their minds. This is how you live with a broken infrastructure.
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