Génesis Carrero Soto's stories

Hand in Hand, They Managed to Fill the Blue Basket

Jan 14, 2021

The Superintendence of Institutions of the Banking Sector froze the bank accounts of Alimenta la Solidaridad [Feed Solidarity], an organization that maintains 239 community kitchens in 14 states in the country, there where 25,000 at-risk children are provided with meals on a daily basis. Una sonrisa, Una esperanza [One Smile, One Hope] is one of 40 that operate in Petare, the largest slum in Latin America. It is coordinated by María Angélica, a 31-year-old woman who has always dreamed of being a cook and who, side by side with the community, has endeavored to keep the kitchens running.

Appeasing Hunger and Thirst Through Others

Nov 25, 2019

Henry spends much of his time helping his neighbors in Caucagüita —the parish in the Sucre municipality, state of Miranda, where he lives— and maintaining a soup kitchen that provides food to about fifty-seven children on a daily basis. This he does as a way of keeping his mind away from a shadow that looms over his own life.

The War That Wouldn’t Let Me Get Home

May 06, 2019

On the night of January 23, hours after congressman Juan Guaidó sworn in as interim president of the Republic, the Bolivarian National Police’s Special Action Forces (FAES, by its Spanish acronym) repressed protests in low-income areas that had been long considered strongholds of Chavismo. They arrived in Petare’s José Félix Ribas, instilling terror among neighbors.

I am a Central University of Venezuela journalist trained in the old good times of the Últimas Noticias newspaper. I am a community reporter who tries to put the spotlight on what’s happening in our country’s slums. I am interested in writing about human rights violations and stories that prove that there are still good people in this world.

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