Portos near my home in Portos, Venezuela, have become a symbol of the crisis.
In December, one of them collapsed, killing four people and injuring hundreds more.
Last week, another fell in a residential neighborhood in Caracas.
And in another incident, a large piece of metal fell from a nearby apartment building, killing three people.
On Thursday, I was driving down a highway in the eastern Caracas region, where I live, when I noticed a porto de maría.
The name meant “a big porto” in Spanish, and it is a port in the northeastern state of San Cristobal, in the south of the country.
A porto is one of many that are owned by the state, and each has its own official name and function.
The porto was a popular place for locals to visit, to sell their wares and stock up on essentials, and to have a quick meal and drink.
But in recent months, the area has become a hub for crime, drug trafficking, and gangs.
According to an April report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the number of people killed or injured by gunfire has doubled in the past year.
The rate of deaths has tripled in the capital, and more than half of the victims were women.
Some of the crimes are committed by the same groups responsible for the killing and wounding of thousands of people during the crisis in Venezuela’s largest city, Caracas, and many more across the country, including in the state of Tachira.
A year ago, in March, an international group of experts visited the porto and met with local officials to investigate the problem.
The report recommended that the government should implement the recommendations and start a nationwide program to identify and prevent portos in the city.
But for months, officials have resisted.
They say that, in their view, the portos are not a problem, and the government can do nothing about them.
But the report is just one of several pieces of evidence that suggests that some of the problems in Venezuela are more structural than just a problem of neglect and violence.
For months, activists have complained that the Venezuelan government has failed to do anything to prevent the violence that has become the defining feature of the Venezuelan crisis.
And the state’s inaction has been so widespread that even some government officials have come to see the problems as the result of corruption and incompetence.
The situation in Porto de María and the rest of the state has worsened since Maduro was elected president in 2013.
After years of economic stagnation, the economy has slowed, the price of oil has collapsed, and inflation has soared.
But there are still pockets of poverty and social exclusion.
There are pockets of crime in the neighborhoods that the state claims to protect.
And even in those places, it has failed in its duties to protect them.
The city has become an important base for gangs and other criminal organizations.
And it is in this environment that the police have been unable to keep up with the situation.
At the same time, there has been a growing number of reports of people who have been killed by the gangs in Portó de Marías.
One of the first reports came in March when a man was shot to death in a neighborhood where a gang was active.
Another victim was shot and killed in November.
The following month, another victim was killed by a gang member who was also in Portovas neighborhood.
There have been similar incidents in other neighborhoods in the same city.
At a recent meeting, one police officer testified that he has not seen a single case of murder committed by a portobello since the police started monitoring the area.
The violence in Portobello has become so severe that in the last few months, at least 10 people have been shot dead by the police.
The latest killings are not the first to hit the city, though.
In April, a group of protesters were arrested by the Venezuelan police and charged with “disrespecting the law,” which carries a prison term of up to 10 years.
The protesters were taken into custody and later released on bail.
In another case, police say that in a violent attack that took place in March 2017, an officer was injured in the leg and was released a few days later, only to be beaten by a group who was trying to arrest him.
Two other officers were also injured in this attack, and one of their legs was amputated.
The state has so far failed to address the underlying problems in Portolís neighborhood, said Ricardo Alonso, a lawyer with the Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) in Caracol.
And, even if the police did act, the state is not doing anything to help people in Portomaría, he said.
In addition, there is a shortage of health care in the country’s poorest neighborhoods, said Carlos A. Miranda, a human rights activist in the region.
Health care is expensive in Portotarías and