After sitting in three planes and walking through four airports, Neyla couldn’t put her mother, who had stage 4 cancer, at risk of contracting COVID-19.
A group of Venezuelans were abandoned by “coyotes” in the Atacama desert. A Chilean man on a motorcycle day trip saw them through binoculars.
Venezuela is participating in phase III trials for Sputnik V, a vaccine developed in Russia. But concerns surround the exclusion of the local scientific community from the clinical trials.
At the beginning of March 2020, Venezuela had the lowest gas prices in the world. Now, it has the highest.
Anobis was hospitalized when she fell ill with COVID-19. Doctors urged her to get remdesivir, but when she found a clinic that had it in stock, her treatment was stopped.
In 1989, 10 farmers died in Guanarito, Portuguesa state, from an unknown virus. Juan Carlos Navarro went in to investigate.
This is the story of a priest who found a way to keep working amid a growing epidemic, recurrent power shortages, and a lockdown that continues in Venezuela.
Remote schooling helps fight the pandemic. But considering Venezuela’s education system weaknesses, it could also deepen inequalities, expose adolescents to possible rights violations, and generate tensions in families.
Yumira and her husband planned to travel from Miami to Caracas in March. But they felt sick and couldn't fly. Yumira went to the hospital. She lost consciousness and her memory.
Prodavinci found inequalities in the distribution of health centers designated to treat COVID-19. Rural areas were underserved and distance from treatment centers is associated with higher mortality.
Chagid Bacha, a 27-year-old Venezuelan, emigrated to Lebanon to escape inflation, repression, and the collapse of public services in Venezuela. Protests erupted in Lebanon because of the same issues, but everything worsened after the August 4 explosion.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has urged governments to ramp up their COVID-19 testing with massive Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. Venezuela didn’t follow the advice.