COVID-19 Strikes a Country in Crisis: Dispatches From Venezuela

Prodavinci, the premier digital outlet in Venezuela for explanatory journalism, is using data analysis, science reporting, and narrative journalism to report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, particularly on the most vulnerable groups. 

Prodavinci coordinates a network of Venezuelan journalists, in the country and abroad, as well as specialists in data analysis, economics, medicine, epidemiology, and public policy. This project seeks to help fight disinformation in the digital sphere and offline communities during the pandemic.

Prodavinci´s partners include seven local radios, digital media outlets, and newspapers: Radio Fe y Alegría Noticias; El Correo del Caroní, Diario La Nación, El Carabobeño, El BusTV, Servicio de Información Pública, and Arepita.

Political Power and Chloroquine: A Long History

From the times of ancient Rome to the late 19th century, malaria was a deadly infection that no one knew how to cure, until chloroquine was discovered. Trump, Bolsonaro, and Maduro have defended its use against COVID-19, but scientific studies indicate that it is not effective.

It Took Me 16 Days to Walk From Colombia to Venezuela

Tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants returned from Colombia to their native homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Luis Guillermo Franquiz, a Venezuelan writer, was one of them. He lived and worked in Bogota. For 16 days, he walked to reach the border and crossed it. Luis Guillermo wrote his story.

Dylan—A Venezuelan Child Fights Kawasaki Syndrome

Dylan was the first child treated for COVID-19 at Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos, the leading pediatric center in Venezuela. After the infection, the one-year-old boy developed kidney failure and an atypical form of Kawasaki syndrome. Doctors said he could die.