On the 12th of March, 2020, Marinez decided to enroll at a school for police officers in Caracas the capital city of RuneScape Gold Venezuela and pursue an employment in law enforcement. On the same day following, the Venezuelan government released its first two cases of COVID-19.
The government then shut down all schools, closed the frontiers between Venezuela as well as neighboring countries and placed six states and Caracas within quarantine. Marinez was stuck in transit and holed up at his uncle's house in a city fifty miles to the capital.
Two months later, Marinez came back to Maracaibo, "without any money in my pockets," he said. Marinez tried to find work however he could not find anything in the job market that was destroyed by the epidemic, as well as a lengthy economic recession.
Ten years before, Venezuela, a petrostate under the presidency of Hugo Chavez, witnessed a decline in oil prices. The price of a barrel fell to almost $50 from a high of $100 in addition, The U.S. instituted wide-ranging sanctions against the authoritarian Venezuelan government.
"When oil prices began to decline it was impossible to find money to buy imported goods," said Alejandro Velasco faculty member of New York University who specializes in Venezuelan politics, during an interview via phone. "As the result that there was not enough money really to support the economy."
Venezuela's coffers were empty following the spending of its most recent oil profits on social services such as subsidized medical, food, and literacy programs. Chavez also removed perceived dissidents from the RS3 Items oil industry after an attempted military coup, altering production.