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Profile: Sailboat fishing and bicycle cabs in Venezuela’s gasoline-depleted oil region

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early morning, Franklin Romero, thin and with sinewy arms, points the oars he made himself and heads out into Lake Maracaibo bay, one of the largest in South America.

He suffers from the gasoline drought that has worsened for the past 3 years in the interior of a country that went from refining 1.3 million barrels of oil per day to importing it, something that experts blame on mismanagement and corruption.

"We use sails because there is no gasoline," he said upon returning from his trip while extracting the water that got into . . .

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