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With scarce public transportation, Venezuelans turn to illegal ‘kennels’

Posted on July 13, 2018

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MARACAIBO, Venezuela — Across Venezuela, which is experiencing an economic crisis, people have begun using alternative forms of transportation — mostly delivery trucks — nicknamed "kennels" for the cramped and unsafe conditions, reported the Miami Herald.

Due to a chronic shortage of spare parts and little maintenance, repairing public transport vehicles has been a growing problem, the report said.

The country's public transportation has become so scarce that 95% of cars, buses and even taxicabs are no longer on the streets, while the number of "kennels" has increase­d by 25 percent, according to the Committee of Public Transport Customers in Caracas, reported the Miami Herald.

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