Venezuela in the dark | The crisis is becoming more and more acute


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In the face of frustration and uneasiness I can say that I no longer know what to do, let alone think.

If inflation, resources and the political situation are extremely delicate, now we must add to this the complete paralysis of a nation, an issue that makes it impossible in matters of food, health, transportation and other factors that move the Venezuelan day to day.

To explain a little, on Thursday the Guri dam suffered a malfunction, the same caused by failures of maintenance that include:

  • High vegetation in electric turrets.
  • Vegetation fire that affected high tension lines that provide 85% of the electrical energy of the country.
  • Charge rejection due to overheating.
  • Reconnection of loads disabled years ago due to damage.
  • Transmission problems.

Which to date have not been possible to solve by:

  • Lack of personnel.
  • Lack of spare parts.
  • Lack of investment in the electrical sector.

As a result of this, on Thursday I experienced a situation that I had never experienced before: being trapped in a city very far from home, traveling more than 15 kilometers in the dark, with fear, with wounds caused by a fall in an uncovered sewer, using alternate routes for lack of transportation, without money, with the uncertainty of not knowing if I could find a friend who would give me shelter, just walk, walk and pray for having where to go. I can say that I was not the only one, millions of people, not only in Caracas, went through exactly the same thing. If we live in fear because of insecurity, that day was much worse.

Since the beginning of this period of darkness, Venezuelans have had to deal with the serious electrical situation that affects at least 95% of the nation, days in which we have all suffered in some way from the inefficiency of a government to carry out the proper maintenance of the country's hydroelectric plants, in this case, the Guri dam.


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The government continues to insist that nothing is happening, but the reality is different:

  • More than 15 dead in hospitals.
  • No cash.
  • No transportation.
  • No drinking water.
  • Looting.
  • Decomposing food.
  • No gasoline.
  • No telephone coverage.
  • Dollarization of products by merchants.
  • Only a couple of hours a day of electricity.

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Every day the crisis in our country becomes much more acute, every day we see how the negligence of more than 20 years of government of a badly called "revolution" continues to wreak havoc.

They are unable to recognize their mistakes, they are unable to see the damage they have done. I don't want to see how people die, I don't want to see how people pay in one way or another. This has gotten out of our hands, but I just want to ask the world to show the truth.

Stop believing only with what you read! Stop thinking that your truth is absolute when you have never set foot on this earth! Speak! Know the real situation, know Venezuelans and see that we are not well, see that there is no medicine, there is no food, there is nothing and leaving is almost impossible with the salary we earn monthly.>

Sometimes I wish I had come to Steem from its inception and been able to become a whale, not to enrich myself as many do at the expense of the real meaning of the platform they are unable to fulfill, but rather to somehow have the ability to help all these suffering people. My country hurts! It hurts to see what we live! And it hurts me to see how even a damned humanitarian aid is unable to pass into this land!

I ask you, give your grain of sand and help those who need it, money is just something material, do if you want your own campaigns and look for how to send the money, or look for someone to trust and process things through them but the important thing is to HELP in these situations, not only Venezuela, all the countries that can.

Tomorrow, when you are tired of living, when your body can no longer stand, you will see that the money you take care of so much meant nothing, you will see that while you lived long enough, someone could not move forward because of a health problem, food or because depression or a bullet in his chest took his life in a nation full of hatred and corruption towards its people.

That day you will remember that above all we must be HUMAN.

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