🇻🇪 Surviving Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams | Witness | Sueños de Contrabando

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Far away from Venezuela’s capital Caracas lies a coastal town struggling to feed itself. Cradled in the Gulf of Paria, the town survives on fishing, but almost everything else is smuggling to its shores from neighbouring Trinidad.

With no end in sight to the country’s political and economic crises under President Nicolas Maduro, Jhan Lopez is growing more desperate by the day.

The 28-year-old fisherman and his family had expected that the government would continue to send food and other necessities to his town, but nothing has arrived in months and Jhan has lost faith that it ever will.

A single-father, Jhan is looking for alternative means to provide for his daughter and diabetic father and decides to try and join the smuggling trade, but many challenges lie between him and the sacks of rice and medicine that he badly needs.

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Lejos de Caracas, la capital de Venezuela, se ubica un pueblo costero que lucha por sobrevivir. Situado en el Golfo de Paria, este lugar sobrevive de la pesca pero casi todo lo demás proviene del contrabando que llega a sus costas desde la vecina Trinidad.
Sin una solución a la vista en la crisis política y económica del gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro, la angustia de Jhan Lopez aumenta día a día.

Este pescador de 28 años y su familia esperaban que, como solía hacerlo, el gobierno enviara alimentos y otros productos a su pueblo pero han pasado meses, nada ha llegado y Jhan ha perdido la esperanza.
Es un padre soltero que busca la forma de sostener a su menor hija y atender a su padre diabético. Jhan decide ingresar al comercio de contrabando. Pero debe superar los muchos obstáculos que se interponen entre él y los sacos de arroz y medicinas que tanto necesita.

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