US sanctions to pile misery on moribund Venezuelan economy

Photos Ariana Cubillos | Text Joshua Goodman

A small army of red-shirted workers mop the linoleum floors as their supervisors, sitting under a giant portrait of Hugo Chavez, look on. By the meltdown standards of Venezuela’s economy, the shelves around the workers at the state-run Bicentenario supermarket in eastern Caracas are brimming with staples like rice and pasta.

 

US sanctions to pile misery on moribund Venezuelan economy

Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela’s slide

Text Hannah Dreier | Photos Ariana Cubillos Fernando Llano and Rodrigo Abd

The first thing the muscled-up men did was take my cellphone. They had stopped me on the street as I left an interview in the hometown of the late President Hugo Chavez and wrangled me into a black SUV.

Departing AP reporter looks back at Venezuela’s slide

Venezuela’s Innovative Protesters

Photos by Ariana Cubillos and Fernando Llano

In a country where finding even a Tylenol can be a weekslong ordeal, protesters are employing every scrap of material they can find as makeshift weaponry or to protect themselves while confronting police and national guardsmen who fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse marchers.

Venezuela’s Innovative Protesters

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fisherman as industry unravels

Photos by Rodrigo Abd | Text Hannah Dreier

The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family.

Pirates preying on Venezuelan fisherman as industry unravels
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Venezuela undone: A Family's Desperate Quest

Photos Ariana Cubillos and Fernando Llano | Text Hannah Dreier

It was just a scraped knee. So 3-year-old Ashley Pacheco's parents did what parents do: They gave her a hug, cleaned the wound twice with rubbing alcohol and thought no more of it.

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Venezuela undone: A Family's Desperate Quest

Life on the Line in Venezuela

Photos Ariana Cubillos | Text Hannah Dreier

The people waiting for hours in front of the drugstore were dazed with heat and boredom when the gunmen arrived.

Life on the Line in Venezuela

No Food, No Teachers, Violence in Failing Venezuela Schools

Photos Ariana Cubillos | Text Hannah Dreier

Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price.

No Food, No Teachers, Violence in Failing Venezuela Schools