Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago - Navigating from one hell to another
The Venezuelan boat people take less than two hours to go from the hardships of hunger and precariousness in the East of the country to the exploitation and illegality in the neighboring island of Trinidad. This is what it takes them to cross from coast to coast the waters of the Gulf of Paria, cloistered by landforms with gloomy names, like the Serpent’s Mouth and the Dragon’s Mouths. The hopes of many remain behind while crossing the strait, facing a reality so hard that, in the long run, deportation seems a relief. As in a tricky operation, two Armando.info reporters went to both banks to see what motivates those who face this journey, and what businesses and procedures have been set up based on their misery.