Ali Agharabi

Climate Crisis in Bangladesh

Photographs by Probal Rashid

Caracas has one of the highest murder rates globally and, since 2008, continues to reel from a flagging economy that is largely dependent on oil revenue. The original home of 19th-century liberator Simón Bolívar, and now a major oil producer, as well as survivor of US attempts to force regime change during the Chávez years,  the country is still struggling against an intensifying neoliberal tsunami that is encroaching on South American economies, at a time when the US sphere of influence is waning. At street-level, cases of violent crimes too frequently remain unsolved by the police, and decent living standards remain out of reach for many Caracans due to brutal US sanctions

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"Beware of assuming the sterile attitude of the spectator, for life is not a spectacle, a sea of griefs is not a proscenium, a man who wails is not a dancing bear." 
                                                 

                                    — Aimé Césaire

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“I have never thought of my life as divided between poetry and politics... I am a Chilean who for decades has known the misfortunes and difficulties of our national existence and who has taken part in each sorrow and joy of the people." 

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“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”                                                   

                                  ― Arundhati Roy

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