Documenting Post-Chavez Chaos in Venezuela


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Documenting Post-Chavez Chaos in Venezuela

LEFT: In Caracas, a young girl walks out onto her rooftop to watch her brothers fly kites over Antímano, the slum where they live. RIGHT: A ray of light cuts through Altamira, an upper-class enclave of Caracas.0

A young protester wears a sign that reads “Venezuelan Student” in the center of San Cristóbal, the city on the border of Colombia where massive protests first began in 2014. The “student” label is a response to allegations by Nicolás Maduro’s government that protesters are not students at all but paid imperialist infiltrators being used to destabilize the country.

LEFT: A tree stands in a small park near a polling place in Catia, a neighborhood of Caracas, the day government supporters lost their majority to the opposition in parliament. RIGHT: A family eats at a restaurant in Antímano, Caracas.

LEFT: A young pregnant woman in her room in El Carpintero, a section of Petare, a large urban district in Caracas. RIGHT: A rainbow arches over part of Cordillera de la Costa Central, a mountain range that divides Caracas from the Atlantic Ocean.

A national police officer behind a riot shield is pushed backward by a crush of demonstrators during the March of the Empty Pots in Caracas in 2014, which coincided with International Women’s Day.

Gang members from western Caracas pose for a portrait at one of their stash houses.

A woman picks up a bag of leaves used as a barricade during a protest near the anniversary of 2014’s uprising and throws it on the ground, shouting with rage.

A team of medics drives an injured protester out of Altamira Plaza.

People play in a park near a polling place on a parliamentary election day in the capital.