Sinking Rich: Speedboat Racing Through a Failed State

Most people blame the Venezuelan government for the country's profound economic and humanitarian crisis, but the government blames the elite. Yet while millions of ordinary Venezuelans marched on their capital city to protest against the government, the government was throwing money at the elite—sponsoring them to ride around on boats for a week for the world's longest speedboat race.

VICE's Charlet Duboc drank, danced, and chatted with the race's oldest hands before meeting up with an indigenous, impoverished community for a look outside Venezuela's upper echelon.

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