"The alarm clock rings at dawn and I am exhausted as I pry my eyes open," writes Caracas bureau chief Maria Isabel Sanchez. "Then, within moments, the adrenaline starts pumping. I reach for my cell phone to check email, Twitter and WhatsApp. Any early signs where this particular day is heading? Any looting at night? Any more dead? Where are the movements on the street?"
"Welcome to Venezuela, a country where there is always action, but nothing ever happens, a country engulfed in opposition protests demanding the departure of President Nicolas Maduro and in violence that has claimed on average a life per day."
"I and the rest of the AFP team have spent more than 40 days in a constant daze of non-stop work, without having the slightest idea of how -- or when -- it may end."