San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Under the midday heat, approximately 600 people are waiting in line, not an unusual feat for an average Venezuelan nowadays. Today, however, they are not waiting to purchase groceries, toilet paper or car parts, they are waiting to sign a national petition to execute a revocatory referendum against President Nicolás Maduro. According to … Continue reading At The Start Line: The Venezuelan Presidential Revocatory
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 allow … Continue reading No Medicines, No Treatment, No Hope
San Cristóbal, Venezuela. How long does it take you to buy groceries? For Venezuelans, this has become a rather difficult question to answer. Nowadays, many medium and low-income citizens find themselves waiting for hours in order to buy rice, toilet paper and many other essential goods. And it does not stop with groceries; medicines, car … Continue reading Venezuela: A Week In The Lines
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.
How long does it take you to buy toothpaste? For Venezuelans, this is a lengthy answer. You have to account for the amount of people outside of the store. And inside. Also, you have to take into consideration the day of the week in which the ending of your Venezuelan ID is allowed to purchase regulated goods, which varies … Continue reading Digital Storytelling on Scarcity in Venezuela