Friday, March 29, 2019

Life In Venezuela Has Returned To The Middle Ages



AFP: Venezuela returns to 'Middle Ages' during power outages

Caracas (AFP) - Walking for hours, making oil lamps, bearing water. For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide blackout that has lasted days, it's like being thrown back to life centuries ago.

El Avila, a mountain that towers over Caracas, has become a place where families gather with buckets and jugs to fill up with water, wash dishes and scrub clothes. The taps in their homes are dry from lack of electricity to the city's water pumps.

"We're forced to get water from sources that obviously aren't completely hygienic. But it's enough for washing or doing the dishes," said one resident, Manuel Almeida.

Because of the long lines of people, the activity can take hours of waiting.

Elsewhere, locals make use of cracked water pipes. But they still need to boil the water, or otherwise purify it.

"We're going to bed without washing ourselves," said one man, Pedro Jose, a 30-year-old living in a poorer neighborhood in the west of the capital.

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WNU Editor: The above video is from two weeks ago, but it still applies today. As for the current blackout, it is still continuing .... Caracas and other cities hit by new blackout – Venezuela crisis (TRT).

6 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

Maduro's Russian saviors are there is some force. Can't they fix it?

Joe blowes said...

Look my people get the fuck out

Joe blowes said...

Go find s springs

fazman said...

Sounds like detroit

Anonymous said...

Socialism/communism/liberalsim at work.

Anonymous said...

Venezuela is AOC country

Venezuela is proof that the Green New Deal (GND) works!