South America

Venezuelan Millennials Feel Isolated By Emigration Crisis

Newsy spoke with one Venezuelan woman in Caracas about living through a mass exodus of people from the country.

Venezuelan Millennials Feel Isolated By Emigration Crisis

Political repression and dire economic strife are fueling a mass exodus from Venezuela. For the people who stay behind, social isolation can start to set in.

Newsy spoke with one resident of Caracas, who prefers not to be identified, about the pressures she faces in her everyday life.

About 3.4 million Venezuelans are currently living abroad as refugees and migrants, according to the United Nations. The organization estimates about 5,000 people left the country a day in 2018.

Dozens of video from the day the incident took place on the bridge help verify who started the fire.

Who Set Fire To Venezuela Aid? New Footage Gives A Clearer Picture

From Newsy and Bellingcat, video footage taken the day three aid trucks were burned on the Venezuelan border sheds more light on who started the fire.


By her own estimate, around 70 percent of this woman's family has now fled the country. Technology can help bridge the gap between absent family members, but frequent blackouts in the country have imperiled even that level of connection.