After seven months, when authorities confirmed the first COVID-19 contagious case in Venezuela, the impact of the crisis in the most vulnerable population left a painful balance.

It is enough to go through the popular sectors and neighborhoods of the different regions of the country to warn the long lines of people who must ignore the quarantine measures decreed by Nicolás Maduro’s regime to try to get unaccessible foods or some public services that should be guaranteed: public transportation, water, domestic gas, gasoline, health-care attention.

In those long lines, you can see how women, children, and the elderly are the majority. They should be at home, away from the contagious, but they were registered by the photographers from El Pitazo like the most affected by these failures.

The childhood of many children has been affected due to the crisis. They have been forced to assume adult responsibilities. Photo by Andrés Rodríguez.
Kids carry water pimps to supply their homes. Photo by Ronald E. Peña.
Due to the shortage, older adults must overcome the risks of covid 19 to recharge gas cylinders. 18/03/ 2020. Photo by Ronald Peña.
The minimum wage is not enough for a Venezuelan citizen to get some food. 09/03/ 2020. Caracas. Photo by Ronald Peña.
The famous “kennels” were created by Nicolás Maduro’s regime to solve the failures in public transportation in the country. Photo by Ronald E. Peña.
An eleven-month baby passed away from poisoning after being vaccinated on a day in which Cuban doctors and members of the Chamba Juvenil program participated.
During the pandemic, long lines of cars and drivers waiting for gasoline began in Caracas. But the scene was already ordinary in other cities of the country for a few years ago.