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Gabino: A Venezuelan Survivor (Spanish)

After picking up a client from the airport, Gabino developed COVID-19 symptoms. He visited two public health centers to get a diagnosis, but neither provided a PCR test. A couple of days later he got tested. Soon, he was gasping for air. This is his story.

Gold Mining Devastation Beneath the Eyes of Roraima Tepuy

Officially, Canaima National Park is located outside the Orinoco Mining Arc, yet more than one thousand hectares of its surface are being subjected to gold mining operations. Venezuela’s current humanitarian crisis is compelling the Indigenous people of the Gran Sabana to participate in an activity that threatens one of Earth’s most biodiverse corners.

How Epidemics End

In this interactive explainer, Luisa Salomón explores central concepts in the study of epidemics and explains how past epidemics like smallpox have ended. 

An Organ Transplant Crisis at Home

A Pulitzer Center fellow evades militias and government scrutiny to report on Venezuela’s incapacitated organ transplant system.

Venezuela in Crisis

One year after the power struggle over Venezuela’s presidency, the country remains at a stalemate and its refugee crisis is second only to Syria. PBS NewsHour reports from inside Venezuela.

Refugees in Colombia

With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.

Caught Between: Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

As Venezuelans leave their country by the millions, how is Colombia—a country with its own recent history of turmoil—coping with the 1.4 million Venezuelans resettling within their borders?

Venezuela: The Endgame?

With self-declared interim president Juan Guaido challenging to take the presidency from Maduro, how will the country overcome its deepest political impasse yet?

Stateless in Colombia

An exodus of Venezuelans are fleeing to Colombia, including pregnant women faced with lack of medical services. But when they give birth, their babies faced with another barrier: statelessness.

The Waiting List: Organ Transplants in Venezuela

With Venezuela's organ procurement system in paralysis since 2017 and the public health infrastructure in disarray, patients have little or no access to organ transplants, and they face illness and even death.

Dias Eternos - Women's Time in Venezuelan Prisons

In Venezuela, female imprisonment entails waiting for years—under cramped and deplorable conditions—before being tried and judged. Will these women ever be able to return to society?

Venezuela’s New Gold Rush

For many people, gold fires the imagination, but can it resolve a crisis? Venezuela finds itself in distress and is going all-in on gold mining—an industry tainted by conflict.

What Is Left for Venezuelans?

Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.

Venezuela: A Ticking Time-bomb

As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.

Back to School: Catching up with the World

At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.