Aiding Our South American Neighbors in Venezuela

By Kassandra Lopez, Global Strategic Communications graduate student at the University of Florida

I shudder to think of how radically different my life would be if just one factor changed. The political situation in Venezuela has created a trickle-down effect that has seeped into every aspect of daily life. The conditions in this country are dire, leaving millions of people to flee to neighboring countries to escape. What are they escaping? Food insecurity, lack of jobs, absence of medicines and other services provided by a traditional government.