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Measles Is Back. May God Protect Us

Mar 07, 2019

Priest Vilson Jochem has lived with the indigenous people of Delta Amacuro since 2005. There, he tries to help the inhabitants of those caños [branches of the Orinoco river delta] to weather the harsh conditions in which they survive, which have been made worse by an almost total lack of supplies and medicines.

A Dagger to the Heart, Brought by the Diaspora

Mar 06, 2019

On January 20, 2018, a Taliban attack against the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul was reported, one that killed 18 people, most of them foreigners. The news did not go unnoticed in Venezuela: among the victims were Pablo Chiossone and Adelsis Ramos, two Venezuelan pilots who worked for the Afghan airline Kam Air.

859 Days Without Seeing the Sky

Feb 28, 2019

Andrea González spent 2 years, 4 months and 6 days imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. That equals 859 days, 20,628 hours, if we consider she was arrested one day in the morning and released one day at night. She was taken to El Helicoide —one of the political prisons of Nicolas Maduro’s […]

In 12 Years We Only Got Apart That Night

Feb 22, 2019

Judith Bront has lost count of funerals of children she has attended. Children treated at J.M. de los Ríos hospital, like her son Samuel, with whom she spent 12 years struggling for his defective kidneys to allow him to live a moderately normal life. That pediatric hospital in Caracas, the most important in Venezuela, was her home and it continues to be so.

The Clock That Stopped at 19-years Old

Feb 15, 2019

A photojournalist traveled with a reporter, from Maturín, capital of the eastern Monagas state to the Luis Razetti hospital in Tucupita. While waiting for the reporter to finish his work, a woman caught his attention. Inquiring about her, he learned that her name was Gladys, than she was 54-years old and has lived in that hospital all her life.

The Most Important Shoes for the Cobbler Daniel

Feb 15, 2019

Daniel is a Venezuelan security guard who learned how to sow shoes. He lives in Maturin, once a prosper oil production region. Most of his customers are inhabitants of the neighborhoods that he tries to keep secure, impoverished after the economic debacle that ravages the South American country.

The Woman Who Faces the Overflowing River

Feb 14, 2019

A pediatrician working in a public hospital of Venezuela, treats her patients and at the same time dries her tears mindlessly, trying to endure the devastation she faces every day and powerless to do anything about it. One day she is unable to cope and collapses psychically. A colleague suggests her to request a leave. […]

He Got to Know the Jail of the Revolution in Which He Was Born

Feb 14, 2019

At his 14 years of age, Jickson was arrested and beaten by members of the Venezuelan National Guard (the army that responds direct orders of the central government and is the first instance of repression against anti-government demonstrations) when he was running away from repression against a civilian demonstration on the night of January 23, […]

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