I haven't been posting new updates mainly because things have sort of remained the same for a while. It's still not good or "normal"; there's still rationings and the regime hasn't really solved the electricity problem, we've had electricity a bit more often in my house but mainly because the power plant of the Military Hospital near my house got damaged and they've kept my sector a bit more "well-regulated" in order to provide for it (because it's a military institution; they don't give the same leniency to other hospitals or healthcare centers in the city facing similar problems). Prices are going up once again, bolivares are worth less and less by the day. We received humanitarian aid from the Red Cross and Maduro and his regime are making a show of it, portraying this as "real aid, not like the rotten food and poison the US tried to bring" (let's remember that when the US and Colombia tried to bring aid, Maduro's regime had some trucks burned down; and when the indigenous Pemon tribe agreed to let pass trucks full of it through their territory, which spans the Venezuela-Brazil border, Maduro's regime had soldiers go to the venezuelan part of their territory and shoot the tribe, killing and hurting some members of it). The regime still tries to peddle everything as attacks, tries to portray anyone denouncing them as terrorists or "US puppets", and unfortunately I've seen a lot of people outside Venezuela buying into the narrative that Maduro posits, that it's all someone else's fault (be it the US, the "far right" here even though Venezuela hasn't had a right wing political party in decades, Colombia, etc) despite his being a dictator and the years and years of protests against him (and all the deaths that resulted from them). And every time I comment in a post from someone outside Venezuela showing support for him, speaking about my experiences being from and living here,
I'm a little more calm, still shaken due to the deaths in my family. I miss my dad a lot. It's a bit tough to adjust, both emotionally and providing for my family without him; it's hard, but I'm doing what I can.
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