Valentina Oropeza

Journalist

I am Valentina Oropeza Colmenares.

I tell stories. My focus is Venezuela.

This is my portfolio.

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Stories

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad was originally published in Prodavinci on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Infographic: Franklin Duran Escorted by two policemen, the pastor stopped in front of the cell. Women and children got up from the ground and tried to touch him...

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Stories

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad

The pastor and the 16 of Trinidad was originally published in Prodavinci on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Infographic: Franklin Duran Escorted by two policemen, the pastor stopped in front of the cell. Women and children got up from the ground and tried to touch him...

Coverages

Times of malaria in Venezuela

Times of malaria in Venezuela

It was published in Prodavinci between April and November 2019. It won the IAPA award for journalistic excellence in health and the Roche award for solutions journalism in 2020. Image by David Dittmar This multimedia coverage explains why Venezuela became the main...

Coverages

Times of malaria in Venezuela

Times of malaria in Venezuela

It was published in Prodavinci between April and November 2019. It won the IAPA award for journalistic excellence in health and the Roche award for solutions journalism in 2020. Image by David Dittmar This multimedia coverage explains why Venezuela became the main...

Blog

The antimalarial fight of Dr. Gabaldón

The antimalarial fight of Dr. Gabaldón

Venezuela was the first country to eliminate malaria. This comic tells how Dr. Arnoldo Gabaldón managed to control the contagion of the main threat to the public health of Venezuelans at the beginning of the 20th century.

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A volunteer in Beirut

A volunteer in Beirut

Cuando Chagid descubrió que buena parte del puerto de Beirut había desaparecido por la explosión, se secó las lágrimas para ver bien el camino. Se internó en la ciudad y la escena lo dejó mudo. Deambulaban personas ensangrentadas; una mujer luchaba por arrastrar dos maletas sobre los escombros.

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Bananas that float

Bananas that float

Conocí a Montserrat Barrios el día que comenzó a trabajar como bioanalista en el Centro para Estudios de Malaria de la UCV. Tenía 24 años y estaba por graduarse. Se ocuparía de diagnosticar a los pacientes con paludismo que llegaran al laboratorio, unos 50 por día para entonces, en septiembre de 2018.

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On the radio

El pastor y los 16 de Trinidad

La desigualdad de acceso a la atención sanitaria durante covid-19

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