Venezuelans calmly helped one another during manufactured electricity crisis

During the power outages in March, I saw example after example of Venezuelans dealing calmly with the outages, helping one another.  The US almost certainly expected chaos, but that didn’t happen.

On March 25, I met with Jaskeherry, head of a colectivo in Caracas, who spoke of how he and his collective had helped others in the community when power outages occured.

On March 31, I spent over an hour with a Venezuelan journalist, Ricardo González [https://twitter.com/RicardoGZK], talking with people who had come to Waraira Repano mountainside to collect clean spring water.

In spite of the media hype that Venezuela is in a state of crisis, you can see people calmly waiting for their opportunity to fill up water jugs, kids wading in the water, people joking, also people frustrated as to be expected under such exhausting circumstances.

You can also hear a variety of opinions here. It’s interesting that those who spoke in a pro-government stance seem to be politically aware of US machinations against Venezuela, which is something I’ve encountered among many of the poorest I’ve been meeting in my last few weeks here, moving around Caracas’ poorest areas.

See my latest: US is manufacturing a crisis in Venezuela so that there is chaos and ‘needed’ intervention

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By Eva K Bartlett

Eva Bartlett is a Canadian independent journalist and activist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and occupied Palestine, where she lived for nearly four years. She is a recipient of the 2017 International Journalism Award for International Reporting, granted by the Mexican Journalists’ Press Club (founded in 1951), was the first recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism, and was short-listed in 2017 for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. See her extended bio on her blog In Gaza

(Source: ingaza.wordpress.com; April 4, 2019; http://tinyurl.com/yxob8hf6)
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