At first, people laugh at it. It’s so…absurd. Then you stop and think. This is a health crisis, catastrophe, atomic bomb in motion.
When you mix one of the highest HIV rates in Latin America with little access to condoms…I mean. I honestly don’t know what to say.
I’m just so, so saddened because the people here are amazing.
One person wrote in the comments, “They don’t have access to Amazon.com?” To use Amazon you need dollars. When your currency has collapsed under a 63% inflation rate who’s thinking of shopping on Amazon? In dollars?
People are talking about trying to find diapers, standing in line for milk, the rising cost of fruit, and being unable to find meat. Again, who’s thinking about Amazon? Not the average Venezuelan.
Now it’s more than just people here don’t have access to dollars. They don’t have access to a basic health necessity.
And that is a damn shame.