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El País Semanal

El País Semanal

Caracas, la ciudad herida

Se podría decir que es un enclave en guerra, salvo que no hay guerra. Pero esta no es solo la capital de la Venezuela de Nicolás Maduro, autoproclamado en el poder hasta 2025. Esta es la Caracas de Usleidi, de Alber y de doña Paca. Esta es su conmovedora historia y el relato sobre muchos otros habitantes de una urbe que luchan por sobrevivir a los estragos del modelo chavista. Primer capítulo de una serie en la que el cronista Martín Caparrós toma el pulso a grandes ciudades de Latinoamérica.

Por Martín Caparrós

 
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Time Magazine

The Nightmare in Venezuela Finally Has the World's Attention. Can the Opposition's Gamble Pay Off?

Two men claim to be the President of Venezuela, which has the largest oil reserves on the planet and so little food that, in a single year, the average citizen lost 24 lb. One, Nicolás Maduro, secured a second term in a 2018 election widely regarded as a sham. The other, Juan Guaidó, took an oath of office on Jan. 23, in a maneuver that was equal parts audacious and ingenious, and that offered the nation at least the possibility of a peaceful way out of its catastrophe.

By Ciara Nugent

 
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The Washington Post

On the streets of Caracas

January was a month of political battles in Venezuela: Opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president and was quickly recognized by the United States and other nations; President Nicolás Maduro struck back, freezing Guaidó’s assets and barring him from leaving the country. Both sides jockeyed for backing from the country’s military and allies abroad, hoping to force the other to back down.

By Max J. Rosenthal

 
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Buzzfeed News

Born in Exile

More than 2 million people have fled Venezuela since 2014. In one hospital in Colombia, that’s led to more Venezuelans giving birth than Colombians, reflecting a region struggling to cope.

By Karla Zabludovsky

 
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The Washington Post

Short of electricity, food and water, Venezuelans return to religion

The people of Venezuela’s largest slum were used to the blackouts that halt the flow of water, exhaust their supplies of expensive candles and fray their already thin patience.

By Arelis R. Hernandez

 
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Buzzfeed News

The Heiress on The Hill

The road to Monte Sacro cuts its way through dense jungle, past a cemetery, up to the top of a hill where Vivian Ruiz del Vizo has been holed up for the past 10 years, dreaming about the demise of her enemies, real and imaginary.

By Karla Zabludovsky

 
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de Volkskrant

In de ziekenhuizen van Venezuela is aan alles gebrek, maar de plastische chirurgie houdt stand

Venezuela lijdt onder mega-inflatie en chaos en in ziekenhuizen is gebrek aan van alles. Maar de plastische chirurgie, die er een lange traditie kent, weet stand te houden. ‘Ik heb klanten uit de hele wereld.’

Door Marjolein van de Water

 
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El País

Maracaibo, la zona cero del colapso de Venezuela

La palabra lo envuelve todo: luz. Cada conversación, cada rutina en Maracaibo gira en torno a la falta de electricidad. A ella están vinculados el suministro de agua, el consumo de gasolina, la conservación de alimentos, la distorsión de la vida de cientos de miles de personas. La segunda ciudad de Venezuela, emblema hace décadas del auge petrolero, la capital de los excesos, es hoy el símbolo más tangible de la decadencia. Cuando unos apagones masivos dejaron en marzo al país a oscuras, aquí la crisis eléctrica no representó una novedad, pues se convirtió en una constante en 2017. Y no ha dejado de golpear a sus habitantes.

Por Francesco Manetto

 
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The Washington Post

Venezuelan children head back to school amid dire shortages

Venezuelan children returned to half-empty classrooms this fall as schools struggled with budget and teacher shortfalls, and parents scrambled to pay for food, let alone new uniforms and notebooks.

By Rachelle Krygier

 
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NRC

Met voedselpakket en vaderlandskaart wordt de Venezolaan koest gehoudena

Venezuela is een van de landen waarnaar China zijn sociale surveillance-systeem heeft geëxporteerd. ‘Blijf loyaal aan president Maduro en ontvang een voedselpakket of bonus op Moederdag.’

Door Nina Jurna