Me, my dad, and Chávez

The World

Venezuela has been muddling through a political crisis for months, even years. The world was stunned in January when an opposition leader took on President Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chávez’s hand-picked successor. Here on The World, we covered it every day and were glued to social media for updates. But the news struck one of our former producers, Ruxandra Guidi, even deeper. She explains how Venezuela's political crisis has rendered a chasm in her family. This audio story was inspired by a personal essay Guidi wrote in Pacific Standard in May titled, “My Venezuela Family and Me.”