22 min

The rise and fall of Venezuela’s ultimate oil city The Take

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The booming oil city of Maracaibo once epitomized the promise that was Venezuela. But it’s been in trouble for years: power cuts, devastating oil spills and political and economic crises. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo explains how the city now embodies what Venezuela has become — the poorest country that should be rich.

The booming oil city of Maracaibo once epitomized the promise that was Venezuela. But it’s been in trouble for years: power cuts, devastating oil spills and political and economic crises. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo explains how the city now embodies what Venezuela has become — the poorest country that should be rich.

22 min

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