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Venezuela: Easing Restrictions While COVID-19 Cases Go Up

After two-and-a-half months of quarantine, Venezuelan authorities approved a plan to ease restrictions and resume activities in eight economic sectors, starting June 1st. However, Venezuela does not meet the public health criteria set by the World Health Organization to ease lockdown restrictions safely.

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. 

A Kidney for Eliécer (Spanish)

Organ procurement in Venezuela has been suspended since 2017. Amid this crisis, 12-year-old Eliécer Aguiar awaits for a kidney transplant that could save his life but still remains an unlikely option.