Canoero Jesus Jiménez earns 25.000 Colombian Pesos or eight US-Dollars a day. Very often, his family can eat only one warm meal a day. The crisis in Venezuela has also hit the Colombian canoeros. More and more Venezuelans rent canoas and compete with them. This woman lost her job as a domestic help. Many women in Brisas del Puente worked cleaning middle class homes of Arauca. Their former employers prefer Venezuelan women now who charge lower rates. Pet crime and violence is still a problem in Brisas del Puente. This neighbour got stabbed in a fight over a lost billiard game. Police don’t enter the neighbourhood because a decade ago the ELN guerrilla had supporters here. Christians free churches gain popularity in these times of crisis. Unemployment is high in Brisas del Puente. Still, you will hardly hear xenophobic comments against Venezuelan immigrants. Many people have the dual nationality or have family on the other side of the border.