The crisis in the country continues to affect all Venezuelans. After the destruction of the oil industry by Nicolas Maduro’s regime, it is the common citizen who pays the consequences with a day by day diminishing quality of life.
The shortage of gasoline continues to force the inhabitants of Cagua, Aragua State, to spend long hours in line to be able to refuel their vehicles.
The Aragüeños reported that of the few service stations that are open, most do not have regulated prices, which makes it difficult to buy gasoline.
“In Maracay, Cagua, Villa de Cura, no fuel has been delivered. We have gone by several stations and there is no gasoline. And in the few stations that there are, there is a line,” said José Romero, a resident of Cagua.
Other users explained that the only gas stations that don’t have a line are those that sell premium gas. The establishments remain empty because ordinary Venezuelans don’t have money to pay for that type of fuel.
Aragua not only suffers from a shortage of gasoline, as in the rest of the country, its inhabitants suffer from daily power cuts, water and domestic (cooking) gas shortages.
This crisis increases the possibility that the Aragüeños will catch Covid-19 since the sanitary conditions are critical and most citizens cannot respect the social distance while they look for water in unfit ditches and firewood for cooking.