There is only the memory of its light and modern lines, there it was easy to conquer with luxury trucks that were not inhabited by rich landowners or entrepreneurs who were new to them. Care was taken that many think of the splendor of an oil country.
Routes are almost revenge and in complete gloom, full of walls and walls; small wagons that serve as public transport, jovial with passengers sitting on the roof; kilometers of cars from cars, to doors of gas stations, and dozens of people who all carry plastic water containers, are the constant sayings of & # 39; a western city of Maracaibo, the second largest in Venezuela.
At the doors of its largest shopping center, symbol of the years of opulence, the night deserves a white tank of & # 39; a National Guard and some uniforms that are part of the & # 39; s table in & # 39; a place after the plans in the last month in & # 39; you almost destroyed six hundred stores in the city.
After the national strike on March 7, Zulia's oil capital, where around 2 million people live, went into a deep crisis, with power-consuming ones usually extending more than twelve hours and have a water-lesson from & # 39; a South American country, which dramatically improves the living conditions of its inhabitants.
Authorities are giving power failures in Zulia to generational problems, which are caused by national black at early March, while analysts and opponents argue that the problems are as a result of lack of maintenance and capabilities of terms thermoelectric plants there 't In million investments, millions of investments were made that lost between corruption and the purchase of old and poor quality funds.
The electric crisis has taken a month and a very long time to get 75% of Zulia's industry and commercial park, and some companies have succeeded because of their strength, Ricardo Acosta, vice president of & # 39; a largest room, The Associated Press told company of & # 39; s entity.
Under a double sunshine and in the middle of a desert, full of forests and mules, a handful of people, armed with plastic contours of all societies, lost agglomerates to & # 39; A side of a sewer channel to collect water from a swarm of dancing slugs.
"Now it is true that we are wrong here. We are without water, without light, without food," said Ana Karina Gómez, a humble 30-year-old housewife, after loading four plastic fillets that are flush with water on a small wheelchair.
Gomez said that at least once in a week, her husband had to go to the improvised drain to overfill some flasks, carrying them more than a mile to his home in a poor mood the north of Maracaibo.
"See the disaster. Since March, what we've been here survives," said Manuel Briceño, a 55-year-old publicly-trained worker, pointing to the group of people who & # 39; t collect water with his right arm.
In & # 39; the complex context, the resistance leader and chief & # 39; A national meeting, Juan Guaidó, a three-day visit to Zulia on Saturday, is currently under the control of a ruling party.
The journey from Guaidó to the oil is part of a visit to the entire country that the leader has investigated in the last month, which is recognized as president of Venezuela by over fifty countries, organize the resistance and try to remove the impression of services against Nicolás Maduro's government, who came in & # 39; in the last month.
Before a few thousand followers, they won for the arrival of an opposition leader for more than four hours in one of & # 39; an important avenues of & # 39; a north of & # 39; The city, Guaidó did not allow the Venezuela to discontinue public services and to make protests in all respects the country, in contrast to its government.
"We will not let our knees, even if they want!" The leader criticizes him as he can with the call of "yes, we can!"
"Well, let's build protests in all of Venezuela until we get to Miraflores (the Presidency)," he said.
Other times, the head of Congress visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá, one of & # 39; e calls from the heathen Mari with more followers in Venezuela.
In & # 39; declarations & # 39; An AP came to the political party that he came to Zulia to provide the "input" to the residents to keep the "so hard" context in which they live.
"It's great, it's like we were in 1900," he said.
Cigilfredo Uzcátegui, a 70-year-old university graduate and academic, could not hide the joy, he could see the opposition teacher in & # 39; see the church and start suffering from one of & # 39; an entry into the temple, that "this visit of him was very much needed Zulia to come to no one to stimulate us in this tragedy that we live."