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Journey on a caravan of misery
Poorer by the day, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have concluded that escape is their only option. With the country's currency virtually worthless and air travel beyond the reach of all but elites, buses have become Venezuela's caravans of misery, rolling day and night to its borders and returning largely empty to begin the process all over again. For nine days, a reporter and a photographer from Reuters accompanied the migrants as they headed for what they hoped were better days in Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina.

For nearly 5,000 miles, they rolled through some of South America's most...
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2 Mar. 2018
Houses are seen in Caracas, Venezuela. Poorer by the... more
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Caracas, Venezuela
Houses are seen in Caracas, Venezuela. Poorer by the day, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have concluded that escape is their only option. With the country's currency virtually worthless and air travel beyond the reach of all but elites, buses have become Venezuela's caravans of misery, rolling day and night to its borders and returning largely empty to begin the process all over again.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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David Vargas (R), 12, cries as he sits next to his... more
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Madelein Rosal cries while she talks on the phone before... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Karelys Betancourt (C) looks at men pushing a cart... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Josmer Rivas (L) eats a Venezuelan arepa for breakfast... more
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Madelein Rosal (L) speaks with another passenger while... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez packs her belongings before traveling... more
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2 Mar. 2018
A bus from the Rutas de America (2nd R) company stops... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Carlos Rivero (L) and Adrian Naveda (C), traveling... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda (C) talks on the phone, as he stands... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Wilder Perez uses his hand to shade himself from the... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda (L) looks at his cellphone as he travels... more
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2 Mar. 2018
The road winds around the side of a hill in Atico,... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Natacha Rodriguez (L), traveling by bus from Caracas... more
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2 Mar. 2018
An emergency exit sign is lit up inside a bus in Chimbote,... more
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2 Mar. 2018
A barren landscape is seen from the bathroom window... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez, traveling by bus from Caracas... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda compares the data on passports and bus... more
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2 Mar. 2018
A gas station worker pumps fuel into a Rutas de America... more
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2 Mar. 2018
The shoes of Alvaro Betancourt, who is traveling by... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Karelys Betancourt, traveling by bus from Caracas to... more
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2 Mar. 2018
A truck drives past a Rutas de America bus traveling... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Natacha Rodriguez (C), traveling by bus from Caracas... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda, Alejandra Rodriguez and her nephew David... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Karelys Betancourt (L), who is traveling by bus from... more
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2 Mar. 2018
People traveling by bus from Caracas to Ecuador wait... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Abrahan Bastidas, 26, an I.T. specialist, looks through... more
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Alejandra Rodriguez, who is traveling by bus from Caracas... more
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Federico Urquiola (2nd R), 27, a worker in a construction... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda (C) and Natacha Rodriguez, who are traveling... more
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Josmer Rivas, 7, traveling by bus from Caracas to Guayaquil... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez, who travelled by bus from Venezuela... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile,... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez (C) and her sister Natacha Rodriguez... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Adrian Naveda (R), who travelled by bus from Venezuela... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Carlos Rivero (C), who travelled by bus from Venezuela... more
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2 Mar. 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez (R) talks to her sister Natacha... more
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