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Friday, May 12, 2017

In Venezuela, garbage dumps have become places to eat


Garbage dumps have become “a regular place for people to eat” in Venezuela, says a local priest lamenting the nation's increasingly dire economic and political crisis. “There's a lot of suffering,” Fr. Victor Salomon, a priest who works in the Archdiocese of Caracas, told CNA. “This has been something commonly seen. It is really something very painful because the people are really in great need.” Riots have spiked in Venezuela in recent years, resulting from unemployment, food and medicine shortages, and President Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian policies. More…

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