The economic crisis in Venezuela is just as significant to people living in the United States as it is to the millions of people who have fled the country in the past five years. It is a crisis that gradually brought Venezuela’s oil rich economy down from being the strongest Latin American economy to the weakest in just a few decades.
This has had a profound impact on economy, not just in South America, but globally affecting everything from gas station property, to increased crime, to overcrowding social service programs. One might think that such a grave situation would be closely covered and reported to all those whom it may concern, a few members of the community were interviewed about the crisis.
When sophomore Will Fuller was asked, “what comes to your mind when you hear the word Venezuela?” he said, “Poverty, dictatorship, hardship and suffering.” When asked what he knew about the crisis and whether he felt well informed about the issue, Fuller said “I know the country is being held together by strings and that Nicolas Maduro (the dictator) stays in power by only benefiting his own military. And I like to think that I am well informed, but news today is hardly reliable.” Keep Reading