Fire at Venezuelan international airport causes delays and chaos
Fire broke out at Simón Bolívar international airport early on Wednesday
Some departures and arrivals at Venezuela's Simón Bolívar international airport continued on hold early on Wednesday afternoon after a fire event was reported in the morning.
Some of the affected departures are those of Aerolíneas Argentinas flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina; American Airlines and Aserca, flying to Miami, US; Cubana de Aviación, Havana, Cuba; Conviasa, Bogota, Colombia; American Airlines, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Continental Airlines, Panama; and Varig, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The airport facilities are in chaos. There are lines everywhere. There is no access to the airport and national airport's parking lots are overcrowded in the absence of access to the international airport's parking lot.
With reporting by Nadeska Noriega Ávila
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.