‘A slow-motion catastrophe’: on the road in Venezuela, 20 years after Chávez’s rise
The Guardian travels across the nation the late Hugo Chávez dreamed of transforming, to understand its collapse
The latrines at Simón Bolívar international airport in Caracas overflow with urine; the taps are bone dry. In the departures hall, weeping passengers prepare for exile, unsure when they will return.
At customs, a sticker on one x-ray machine warns: “Here you don’t speak badly about Chávez!”