- Venezuelans suffer from a years-old economic collapse that has put many basic necessities out of reach. But that doesn’t mean life and thrill-seeking in the country’s capital has stopped.
- This is a look at ways people in the country’s capital are seeking distraction amid the chaos.
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Three million Venezuelans are seeking refuge outside their country. Hyperinflation makes the most basic goods, and sometimes even medicine, beyond reach for many.
Venezuela’s politics are deadlocked as the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, seeks the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro.
But that doesn’t mean life and thrill-seeking in the country’s capital has stopped.
Reuters’ Ivan Alvarado took a look at the many ways that people near Caracas are pursuing happiness amid the crisis.
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Some Venezuelans are still finding time to spend all day at the beach.
Amusement parks are still a popular destination for children and adults seeking a distraction.
Circus performers are still training.
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