efe-epaBy Ron Gonzalez Caracas/Maracaibo

The severe crisis besetting Venezuela for more than five years is evidenced each day by the collapse of public services, massive emigration that has fractured families and the implosion of the economy, which just a few decades ago was an example for the region.

Each day, millions of Venezuela suffer in some way from at least one of these three issues, all of them related to the plunge in the economy of a country with the largest proven petroleum reserves on the planet and tourist potential that used to attract millions of visitors.

These are just three of the snapshots of life in a situation that the local parliament - which is mired in its own crisis with two competing governing boards who are fighting it out for control of the legislative branch - has called "complex" and which has many facets.