Vehicle cannibalism on the rise in Venezuela
Due to the shortage of car parts and supplies, many Venezuelans can no longer afford to drive and have turned to alternative means of transportation.
A man helps a kid to get on a cargo truck used as public transportation in Valencia, Venezuela July 11, 2018. Picture taken July 11, 2018. (Reuters)
Venezuela’s economic crisis has limited people’s ability to get food, water, electricity, and now, a means of transportation.
Very few people can afford to drive and keep their cars going in the hyper-inflated economy.
Public transport has come to a virtual standstill, and the cost of spare car parts is crippling people’s ability to get to work – or anywhere else.
TRT World’s Juan Carlos Lamas reports.