Climate Crisis in Bangladesh

Photographs by Probal Rashid

                                Ali Agharabi

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 a 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 Caracan

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