Venezuela – Crisis, religion and resilience

Venezuela was once home to a flourishing Jewish community. When Hugo Chávez was elected president in 1998, an estimated 25.000 Jews lived in the tropical country. Today, only 7000 remain.

Venezuela – The squatted skyscraper

It´s hard to oversee the Tower of David. The second highest building of Venezuela rises 190 meters into heaven, right in the middle of the historic center of the capital Caracas. A group of followers of President Hugo Chávez squatted the complex in 1997. I visited them.