[Covid Essays] 84

As wait to get my second shot of the Covid-19 vaccine there is a sense of optimism in the room. Conversations revolve around meeting friends, the Euro 2020 championship final, traveling abroad and a sense of relief that maybe the pandemic is coming to an end. This same week my 84-year old father suddenly succumbed to Covid back home in Venezuela where he did not have the opportunity to get vaccinated or even access to proper medical care.

No Medicines, No Treatment, No Hope

Capacho, Venezuela. Since four in the morning people with different ailments, physical disabilities and their family members have been gathering in a small hospital in Táchira, Venezuela, a bordering state with Colombia. Because free mobility between the two countries was severed seven months ago, we are hoping to receive an administrative authorization which will allowContinue reading “No Medicines, No Treatment, No Hope”

Venezuela’s Politicized Border

Dear readers, Please check out an article we wrote for the International New York Times Opinion Section where we discuss the Venezuelan government’s aggressive shutdown of its border with Colombia and how this has affected residents. Thank you, Directus International.

Not Allowed to Use Public Restrooms

Last week NPR posted an article titled “San Diego Installed Public Loos, But Now They’re Flush With Problems” and in it they describe how the installation of two prefabricated public restrooms in this California city has caused discomfort and mistrust amongst business owners and the general population. The reason of this uneasiness? Homeless individuals’ useContinue reading “Not Allowed to Use Public Restrooms”