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Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
Opposition protesters facing the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) during a demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, June 14, 2017. EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

The daily life of a Venezuelan fixer

Journalist Ana Vanessa Herrero explains the challenges of being a reporter in a country in chaos, where national media has been taken under control of Nicolas…

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May 17th, 2022

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Since April 1, Venezuela has been beset by a wave of pro- and anti-government protests, some of which have degenerated into violence that has now left 73 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, according to official figures.

"In one word, chaos. That is what it means to be living in or coming to Caracas. Not for nothing, a lot of people call the city Carakistan," she said, referring to daily protests and insecurity reigning in the capital of Venezuela. 

Herrero also explains that most of the media has been closed by government of Nicolas Maduro or is controlled by supporters of the government, so "social media is now the key element to a lot of journalists," she added.

Read the full interview in Roads & Kingdoms

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