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Anggy Polanco

Despite COVID-19, new wave of Venezuelan migrants heads to Colombia

Oct 15 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Yaidis Colmenares' tired and gaunt face leaves little need for explanation as to why the desperate Venezuelan mother of three is fleeing her native country for Colombia.

As lockdown hurts, desperate Venezuelans turn to cow blood soup

May 14 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL/CARACAS Since Venezuela went into its coronavirus lockdown, dozens of needy people have been lining up at a slaughterhouse in the western town of San Cristobal to pick up the only protein they can find for free: cattle blood. | Video

Hungry Venezuela's crops rot in fields for lack of fuel

Apr 24 2020

LA GRITA, Venezuela With millions of people hungry in Venezuela, acute fuel shortages are forcing farmers to let crops rot in fields or feed them to livestock since they cannot transport food to market during the coronavirus quarantine.

Venezuelan migrants quarantined in crowded shelters as they return home

Apr 07 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela - Thousands of Venezuelan migrants who have returned to their country this month amid the coronavirus epidemic have been ordered into quarantine in makeshift shelters along the border, according to officials and rights activists.

Latin America adjusts to home schooling as coronavirus halts class

Apr 03 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela Vanesa Jaimes studied to become an administrative worker in Venezuela's health care system, but these days she could be more accurately described as a teacher - to her four kids.

Venezuela fuel shortages hinder food delivery amid coronavirus quarantine

Mar 31 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL/CARACAS Venezuela's fuel shortages are causing growing complications for the production and delivery of food to a crisis-stricken nation that is in quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to ten food industry sources.

Buckets for toilets, recycled gloves: Venezuelan hospitals await coronavirus unprepared

Mar 10 2020

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela In a hospital in Venezuela's western city of Maracaibo, chronic water shortages have left staff using paint buckets as toilets. With medical gloves in short supply, workers use the same pair on multiple patients.

Buckets for toilets, recycled gloves: Venezuelan hospitals await coronavirus unprepared

Mar 10 2020

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela In a hospital in Venezuela's western city of Maracaibo, chronic water shortages have left staff using paint buckets as toilets. With medical gloves in short supply, workers use the same pair on multiple patients.

UPDATE 1-Buckets for toilets, recycled gloves: Venezuelan hospitals await coronavirus unprepared

Mar 10 2020

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela, March 10 In a hospital in Venezuela's western city of Maracaibo, chronic water shortages have left staff using paint buckets as toilets. With medical gloves in short supply, workers use the same pair on multiple patients.

Buckets for toilets, recycled gloves: Venezuelan hospitals await coronavirus unprepared

Mar 10 2020

MARACAIBO/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela In a hospital in Venezuela's western city of Maracaibo, chronic water shortages have left staff using paint buckets as toilets. With medical gloves in short supply, workers use the same pair on multiple patients.

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