Hit the road, Jack

For the first time, the women of Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive. Westerners are applauding this great leap/cruise forward as a win for women’s rights. However, dig deeper, and the truth becomes evident.

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The Gulf?

The Gulf of Paria is a body of water between the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela aka the Gulf.  On a clear day from the cities of San Fernando and Cedros, you can see the Venezuelan coastline.

Venezuela Crisis
Gulf-of-Paria

I’ve decided to write this post after watching the plight of #Venezuelans and their struggle to survive on Al Jazeera.

While the world sleeps, the daily hardships of the people of Venezuela continue.  The gaping gulf between rich and poor widens, while parents are willing to risk their lives to provide for their families.

No human on this earth should have to navigate the high seas to sell commodities to feed their children.

The Venezuelan Crisis In Trinidad

If you want to learn about the crisis in Venezuela to determine how you can help click here or listen to this National Public Radio piece https://www.npr.org/2018/12/18/677325140/trinidad-faces-humanitarian-crisis-as-more-venezuelans-come-for-refuge