Misfortune, the curse and Venezuela

Misfortune, the curse and Venezuela

Original Spanish Article

After a few weeks outside my country, you feel the sadness of being away from your loved ones, friends and others. But what one does not miss absolutely is his city, sometimes I feel completely unfortunate for being born in Venezuela. I have spoken with my friends left over there and I swear that Venezuela is now seen as hell on earth.

I will begin to say what some of my friends who are still under the mandate of a dictatorial socialist government in the “modern era” say.

1) The issue of electricity: it is still a problem for Venezuela, newspapers, televisions refrain from commenting on the issue for fear of repression by the government. Not to say that they continue to meet scheduled rationing schedules, all my friends concluded that the issue of electricity is getting worse and they can even run out of electricity in a few months for a long time because the electrical system is going to collapse.

In my stay in Venezuela I remember how to rationings of 6 hours of light per day, every day they cut off my work with Harry and my personal study subjects. Nowadays it is worse, they say that they hardly spend more than 3 hours a day with electricity. The rest of the time is spent in the dark protected or lit by an oil candle.

2) The food: It is a subject that continues to whip everyone, but with a big difference clearly, now the food is found, but only the one with enough money can buy it. Earlier, when I lived in Venezuela, I could buy food if I had the currency of my neighboring country (Colombia) and nowadays it seems to remain the same. If you want to find food, you will find it anyway at very high prices in foreign currency, currency that clearly not everyone can find.

3) Water: This already bothers me too much, it is something that makes me want to cry as I write it, in Venezuela we could say that they are worse than a country in a state of war or something. My friends say that now they remove the water in the morning today, and it is not known when they put it back. Simply put they are without electricity, food and water every day. Since they say they leave them for up to a week or two without water, and then put it on for two days, and remove it again. I don’t know how people have not died of thirst or hunger so far, many have survived doing the old exchanges mentioned in our articles.

4) Gas: Returning to the subject, thanks to the blockades imparted by the United States to Venezuela as a measure of repression of the Maduro government in Venezuela, natural gas and gasoline remain a problem, public transport, cars do not have gasoline and people have no gas in their homes. The only solution is to cook with an electric stove when there is electricity and wood when there is none.

In summary we can say, Venezuela is declining greatly today with all its inhabitants, friends, my brothers. Dying of thirst, hunger, boredom especially coming back years ago thanks to a damn government that can not be called otherwise.

Nobody does anything, the United States has no direct interests in Venezuela, it is not really their problem. So Venezuela is basically alone, repressed and converted in the country with people dead in life, where they die from basic diseases because there are no medications or professional doctors, where there is no food when they get home, where you can not go to anywhere far away since you can’t find vehicles with gasoline. Venezuela is the country that needs help today, needs to change. But nobody notices, much less will give.

Everyone is focused on their daily activities, nobody cares, I could say that even sometimes even to me, because I forget the matter. But believe me that I feel on my back the weight of being Venezuelan and that I have left my land to look for a better future with my mother. And see how my friends, neighbors and brothers in the land are dying where they say that everything is fine, and nobody, nobody, will do anything.


Hello; My name is Emmanuel I am 15 years old and I really want to tell you everything I live and feel in a crisis. Through anecdotes and things that I have gone through and lived. I want to achieve with this that each one of you not only learn to survive in a crisis, but also to be better people every day. And above all; to be happy.

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