[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.

[En la] Penumbra

Days into the unprecedented blackout it is inevitable for us outside the country to be consumed by concern over our families, grief over how much our country has been destroyed and anger over the incapability of any of the political leaders to substantially change anything for the better.