The story of the student killed by the National Guard in 2017, and his family, may be one among hundreds, but it illustrates the magnitude of the damage caused by the dictatorship’s brutality, and how direly reparations are needed
The walk out called by caretaker President Juan Guaidó, rallied people to take two hours off of work and take to the streets. It looks like the opposition has finally matured, because there was no chaos. At all.
Politicians called for a general strike against the reconversion and the measures announced last Friday. Around 60% of citizens complied, most cities in Venezuela partially shut down. The thing is: What now? Was it enough? What comes next?
We’ve been able to hang on for 19 years in one of the craziest media landscapes in the world. Now, the difficulty level was raised abruptly with the global pandemic. We’ve seen different media outlets in Venezuela (and abroad) cutting personnel to avoid closing shop. This is something we’re looking to avoid at all costs, and it seems we will. But your collaboration goes a long way in helping us weather the storm.