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Episode 27

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Boom / Bust

Sinar Alvarado’s family left Valledupar, Colombia in the late 1970s, and moved to the other side of the border, Venezuela. It was the end of the oil boom, when the Venezuelan middle class could go on vacation to Miami, buy new cars and enjoy a lifestyle that was uncommon for the rest of the region. Today, Venezuela is in a crisis never before seen. How does the history of this family reflect the collapse of a nation?

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