For the past 20 years, young people in Venezuela have been on the front lines of protests to demand change in the socialist-run country. But many university students interviewed by VOA in Caracas say they are disillusioned by the lack of change and have stopped taking part in protests because of government repression and fears for their safety. From Caracas, reporter Adriana Nunez Rabascall has the story, narrated by Cristina Caicedo Smit.
A once proud economic hub in Venezuela is now a ghost town. Valencia, capital of Carabobo State has lost its main income, the car Assembly industry. United States companies like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler either have left the country or have not built a car in the last year. VOA's Cristina Caicedo Smit Narrates this report by Adrina Nunez Rabascal.
As the political and economic crisis in Venezuela worsens, more teachers have been leaving the classroom and moving out of the country - frustrated over the low pay and lack of supplies in schools. This is putting parents in a tough position, as VOA's Adriana Nuñez Rabascall reports from Caracas. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates her report.
One of the unintended consequences of Venezuela's economic collapse is that many women aren't able to afford basic health services - and even things like sanitary napkins are now increasingly out of reach
Buying beef and chicken in Venezuela is almost impossible for the average citizen. Since the worst political and economic crisis is affecting the oil-rich country for the last five years, Caracas residents in the poorest communities such as Petare have to buy meat fat to eat. VOA' s Adriana Nunez in Caracas has the story. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates.
The morning rush hour in downtown Caracas may look like any other, but dig just a little bit and one can see how different it really is.
The Metro rail by and large doesn’t work, and the buses are unreliable. Electricity is spotty and prone to fail, just like Wi-Fi and the Internet. Some residences in the city haven’t had water for six months, and hyper-inflation has left Caracas largely cashless.
Noticeably, there is very little news, whether on the radio or TV, in…