Oil workers reveal a Venezuelan region crumbling despite its resources


Oil workers reveal a Venezuelan region crumbling despite its resources

The rising sun cuts through the haze, flickering behind the cables of the Rafael Urdaneta Bridge. Built in the 1960s, on the back of Venezuela’s oil wealth, the bridge spans the inlet to the gigantic Lake Maracaibo.

It is the kind of impressive infrastructure project that resource-rich countries like to show off. But as the bridge slopes down to the other side, it leads back to the reality of Venezuela’s economic descent.

After the bridge, cars line up for fuel on both sides of the road approaching Cabimas, an oil town of around 300,000 people. Read More

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