Photo Gallery: The Venezuelan Nightmare 09/03/2019
 The city of Maracaibo, once a rich, oil-fueled metropolis, is now struggling...
Adriana Loureiro Fernandez/ DER SPIEGEL

The city of Maracaibo, once a rich, oil-fueled metropolis, is now struggling to survive. Mismanagement of the country's oil industry under Hugo Chávez has now led to blackouts, food shortages and extreme poverty in what was once the Dallas of Venezuela.