Girish Gupta on Venezuela’s economic controls, the black market, and life among the country’s have-nots: http://nyr.kr/MRE8UF
“When I met Marisela Méndez in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, not far from the country’s border with Colombia, she showed me her palm. More than seven hours earlier, someone had scrawled ‘1,296’ on it in black marker, to note her position in line at Garzón, a major supermarket. The line stretched for hundreds of metres against a fence on the outskirts of the city.”
Photograph by Girish Gupta.