In my June 19, 2016 column, I alerted that our Venezuelan neighbours were tottering on the edge of a social and economic crisis. “Somos vecinos” or “We are neighbours”.
To support my view that we should not ignore Venezuela, I highlighted the fact that the narrowest point between Trinidad and Venezuela, the Serpent’s Mouth, makes it feasible (according to some experts) to consider a bridge connecting both countries.
Fast forward two years and there is ample evidence around us to confirm how the crisis in Venezuela has deepened. In terms of numbers, an estimate from May 2017 suggested that there might be as many as 40,000 Venezuelans in T&T.