Sunday, June 13

Crisis in Venezuela: the heavenly place where no one wants to live despite the fact that the houses are almost free

  • Guillermo D Olmo @BBCgolmo
  • Rio Chico, Venezuela

Barlovento beach.

Image source, Andres Morante


Barlovento’s beaches have lost many of their visitors in recent years.

For decades it was a vacation paradise, the place where many Venezuelans went to relax by the Caribbean and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Now it is abuzz with crime.

Every weekend, a multitude of Caracas residents set out east on a highway then among the busiest in the country in search of sun and pleasure.

In Barlovento, a region in the north of Venezuela dotted with tourist villas and dream beaches, many of the houses in their lustrous days that tourists occupied are today abandoned.

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