People wait on the Colombian side for a boat to bring them across to Venezuela. Canoeros from Venezuela and Colombia established cooperatives and split business. Since the crisis in Venezuela, the border traffic has risen sharply. Most canoeros in Arauca are also fishermen. Rodolfo Flores (right) had his boat confiscated by the leftist guerrillas National Liberation Army (ELN) because he did a transport without their permission. Rodolfo is a canoero without a boat or motor. He has to rent both when he goes fishing. People watch the river where a canoa capsized some minutes ago. This man just lost a motor while his canoa got turn over by a wave. He has to save at least half a year to buy a new motor. Smugglers with chickens in plastic bags flee the beach to hide from a patrolling navy boat. A share of the contraband – in this case of gasoline - occurs in broad daylight. Canoeros count their earnings. Canoero Jesús Jimenez washes his boat at the end a working day.