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USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS
RTS35U69
March 12, 2020
A short stretch of the meandering Rio Grande - the river that marks the border between the United States...
Penitas, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: A year documenting migration on Rio Grande
A short stretch of the meandering Rio Grande - the river that marks the border between the United States and Mexico - has been for a long time a focal point for migrants looking to head north, seeking a better life. In the first half of 2019, it became a scene of chaos and misery as unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers arrived, mostly Central Americans. Families fleeing poverty and gang violence sought to cross at a record rate, overwhelming the border patrol agents on the U.S. side. As summer gave way to autumn, the numbers declined dramatically. U.S. President Donald Trump, who had campaigned on an anti-immigration platform, passed a series of measures to curb entry and pressured Mexico to make its own border more secure. As a result of the new policies, tens of thousands of migrants have been turned back across the border to wait in Mexico for the resolution of their immigration cases and the U.S. government has more tools to deny asylum seekers outright. The U.S. border patrol said total apprehensions at the southwest border hit a high of nearly 133,000 in May 2019. By November that decreased to some 34,000. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif has spent much of the last year in the Rio Grande Valley, documenting the extraordinary scenes. REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "RIO GRANDE PATROL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. Matching Text: USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS. TEMPLATE OUT
USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS
RTS35RWR
March 12, 2020
A short stretch of the meandering Rio Grande - the river that marks the border between the United States...
Penitas, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: A year documenting migration on Rio Grande
A short stretch of the meandering Rio Grande - the river that marks the border between the United States and Mexico - has been for a long time a focal point for migrants looking to head north, seeking a better life. In the first half of 2019, it became a scene of chaos and misery as unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers arrived, mostly Central Americans. Families fleeing poverty and gang violence sought to cross at a record rate, overwhelming the border patrol agents on the U.S. side. As summer gave way to autumn, the numbers declined dramatically. U.S. President Donald Trump, who had campaigned on an anti-immigration platform, passed a series of measures to curb entry and pressured Mexico to make its own border more secure. As a result of the new policies, tens of thousands of migrants have been turned back across the border to wait in Mexico for the resolution of their immigration cases and the U.S. government has more tools to deny asylum seekers outright. The U.S. border patrol said total apprehensions at the southwest border hit a high of nearly 133,000 in May 2019. By November that decreased to some 34,000. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif has spent much of the last year in the Rio Grande Valley, documenting the extraordinary scenes. REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "RIO GRANDE PATROL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. Matching Text: USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM SEEKERS. TEMPLATE OUT
IRAQ-PROTESTS/
RTS2SXBI
October 26, 2019
A woman holds a sign reading "We will not be humiliated by the misery of your oppression" during a protest...
Baghdad, Iraq
A woman holds a sign reading "We will not be humiliated by the misery of your oppression" during a protest...
A woman holds a sign reading "We will not be humiliated by the misery of your oppression" during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Baghdad, Iraq October 26, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
17 PICTURES
Wider Image
Wider Image
Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
33 PICTURES
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY
RTX71SY9
August 01, 2019
Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has...
ADIDWAN, Ghana
The Wider Image: Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has haunted his family for generations. His uncle was called Kwame Badu, a name that has been passed on through the family in remembrance of an ancestor with that name who was captured and sold into slavery long, long ago. "Growing up, I was told the story of two of my great-great-grand-uncles Kwame Badu and Kofi Aboagye who were captured and sold into slavery," says Assenso, 68, the chief of Adidwan, a village in Ghana's interior. He followed the family tradition and named his youngest son Kwame Badu. This month marks 400 years since the first recorded African slaves arrived in North America to work plantations in what were then English colonies. In the centuries after, European slave traders shipped millions of African men, women and children across the Atlantic Ocean. Many died in horrific conditions on the slave boats, while survivors endured a life of misery and backbreaking farm work. For some of them, the terrible journey began here, deep inside Ghana. Captured by slavers, they were marched along dirt tracks for 200 kilometers (125 miles) to slave castles perched on the Atlantic Coast, where they boarded ships for North America. They never saw their homeland again. Two Reuters photographers retraced one of the routes they took to those ships, gathering images and stories about the long-lasting impact of a hateful trade in humans. REUTERS/ SEARCH "SLAVERY JOURNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY
CYCLING-FRANCE/
RTS2L7C9
July 06, 2019
Cycling - Tour de France - The 194.5-km Stage 1 from Brussels to Brussels - July 6, 2019 - Riders ride...
Brussels, Belgium
Tour de France - The 194.5-km Stage 1 from Brussels to Brussels
Cycling - Tour de France - The 194.5-km Stage 1 from Brussels to Brussels - July 6, 2019 - Riders ride past a banner reading "While people pedal in misery", displayed by Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) demonstrators hanging above a tunnel beneath the Arcades du Cinquantenaire. Jeff Pachoud/Pool via REUTERS
HOCKEY-NHL-DAL-NYR/
RTX6PUN1
March 06, 2019
Mar 5, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) motions to his team...
Dallas, UNITED STATES
NHL: New York Rangers at Dallas Stars
Mar 5, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) motions to his team as he waits in the Pit of Misery penalty box during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
FRANCE-PROTESTS/
RTX6MZSW
February 16, 2019
Yellow vest protester Maxime Nicolle is framed by people wearing yellow vests as they take part in a...
Paris, France
Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris
Yellow vest protester Maxime Nicolle is framed by people wearing yellow vests as they take part in a demonstration by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, February 16, 2019. Messages read, "Homeless, Precarituy, Misery, Purchasing Power" and "Macron Resign". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
GLOBAL-POY/
RTX6IY25
December 17, 2018
A resident reacts as he attempts to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Kijiji slums in the Southlands...
Nairobi, Kenya
Pictures of the Year
A resident reacts as he attempts to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Kijiji slums in the Southlands estate of Nairobi, Kenya, January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya SEARCH "POY GLOBAL" FOR FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
FRANCE-PROTESTS/
RTS288SA
November 30, 2018
A protester wearing a yellow vest, the symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices,...
FONTAINE-NOTRE-DAME, France
A protester wearing a yellow vest, the symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices,...
A protester wearing a yellow vest, the symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, stands near lorries at the approach to the A2 Paris-Brussels Motorway, in Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France, November 30, 2018. Message reads, "He who sows misery, harvests anger". REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
GLOBAL-POY/
RTS27R07
November 27, 2018
A resident reacts as he attempts to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Kijiji slums in the Southlands...
Nairobi, Kenya
Pictures of the Year
A resident reacts as he attempts to extinguish a fire that broke out at the Kijiji slums in the Southlands estate of Nairobi, Kenya, January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya SEARCH "POY GLOBAL" FOR FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
USA-IMMIGRATION/CARAVAN
RTS26LCY
November 19, 2018
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climbs...
Tijuana, Mexico
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climbs...
A migrant, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, climbs the border fence between Mexico and the United States, in Tijuana, Mexico, November 18, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
WW1-CENTURY/BRITAIN
RTS25JWC
November 11, 2018
A poppy is placed on a cross, at the Rugeley War Memorial, in Rugeley, Staffordshire, Britain November...
RUGELEY, United Kingdom
A poppy is placed on a cross, at the Rugeley War Memorial
A poppy is placed on a cross, at the Rugeley War Memorial, in Rugeley, Staffordshire, Britain November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
WW1-CENTURY/BRITAIN-SERVICES
RTS25H9T
November 11, 2018
A poppy lays atop a war memorial at a remembrance day service in Fulham, West London, Britain, November...
London, United Kingdom
A poppy lays atop a war memorial at a remembrance day service in Fulham, West London
A poppy lays atop a war memorial at a remembrance day service in Fulham, West London, Britain, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
AUSTRIA-RELIGION/
RTX6H4O4
October 30, 2018
A candle is seen in a grave lantern at the central cemetery ahead of All Saints Day in Vienna, Austria,...
Vienna, Austria
A candle is seen in a grave lantern at the central cemetery ahead of All Saints Day in Vienna
A candle is seen in a grave lantern at the central cemetery ahead of All Saints Day in Vienna, Austria, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
STORM-MICHAEL/RESCUE
RTX6GFIQ
October 25, 2018
After a fitful night of throbbing abdominal pain, curled up in a ball inside her hurricane-battered home...
FOUNTAIN, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Volunteers rush to aid survivors after Hurricane Michael
After a fitful night of throbbing abdominal pain, curled up in a ball inside her hurricane-battered home trying to wish away the agony, 21-year-old Angelena Sawyer could barely function, let alone tend to her infant daughter. Writhing in misery, Sawyer had no idea she was suffering from acute appendicitis. Neither did her parents nor her husband, Jacob Sibilia, fully realize the gravity of the situation as they coped with the larger crisis of surviving the aftermath of a natural disaster. A week already had passed since Hurricane Michael laid waste to rural Bay County, Florida, leaving Sawyer's family, like many others, essentially stranded without electricity, phone service or running water. They had little if any gasoline, a 3-month-old to care for, and Sawyer's stepmother, Jessica Melvin, was suffering from an infected foot injury. The turning point was a random visit that day by three disaster volunteers - Zach Smith, John Basehore and Robert Pepper - checking on residents door to door in the sparsely populated Florida Panhandle community of Fountain, northeast of Panama City. REUTERS/Brian Snyder SEARCH "SNYDER SAWYER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: STORM-MICHAEL/RESCUE
STORM-MICHAEL/RESCUE
RTX6GCJ3
October 24, 2018
After a fitful night of throbbing abdominal pain, curled up in a ball inside her hurricane-battered home...
FOUNTAIN, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Volunteers rush to aid survivors after Hurricane Michael
After a fitful night of throbbing abdominal pain, curled up in a ball inside her hurricane-battered home trying to wish away the agony, 21-year-old Angelena Sawyer could barely function, let alone tend to her infant daughter. Writhing in misery, Sawyer had no idea she was suffering from acute appendicitis. Neither did her parents nor her husband, Jacob Sibilia, fully realize the gravity of the situation as they coped with the larger crisis of surviving the aftermath of a natural disaster. A week already had passed since Hurricane Michael laid waste to rural Bay County, Florida, leaving Sawyer's family, like many others, essentially stranded without electricity, phone service or running water. They had little if any gasoline, a 3-month-old to care for, and Sawyer's stepmother, Jessica Melvin, was suffering from an infected foot injury. The turning point was a random visit that day by three disaster volunteers - Zach Smith, John Basehore and Robert Pepper - checking on residents door to door in the sparsely populated Florida Panhandle community of Fountain, northeast of Panama City. REUTERS/Brian Snyder SEARCH "SNYDER SAWYER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: STORM-MICHAEL/RESCUE
INDIA-ACCIDENT/
RTX6FSVE
October 20, 2018
Relatives stand next to the burning pyres of their family member who died after a commuter train traveling...
Amritsar, India
Relatives stand next to the burning pyres of their family member at a cremation ground in Amritsar
Relatives stand next to the burning pyres of their family member who died after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
ASIA-STORM/
RTS21O8E
September 17, 2018
A miner takes part during a search for fellow miners missing after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut...
Itogon, Philippines
Miner takes part during a search for fellow miners missing after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut...
A miner takes part during a search for fellow miners missing after a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a small-scale mining camp in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
VENEZUELA-ECONOMY/
RTS1XTS2
August 18, 2018
People walk past a graffiti that reads: "Maduro, misery" in Caracas, Venezuela August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marco...
Caracas, Venezuela
People walk past a graffiti that reads: "Maduro, misery" in Caracas
People walk past a graffiti that reads: "Maduro, misery" in Caracas, Venezuela August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello
Spotlight
Spotlight
Venezuela struggles to keep the lights on
35 PICTURES
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/VIOLENCE
RTX67UNH
June 06, 2018
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/
RTX67S8R
June 06, 2018
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/
RTX67S8P
June 06, 2018
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
Relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the...
A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed by Israeli troops, reacts at a hospital in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
BELARUS-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX5YV8Q
April 26, 2018
A woman holds a candle during an opposition rally to mark the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...
Minsk, Belarus
A woman holds a candle during an opposition rally to mark the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...
A woman holds a candle during an opposition rally to mark the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Minsk, Belarus April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
GERMANY-CRASH/
RTX5JY3N
April 08, 2018
Candles and flowers are placed at the site where, on April 7, a man drove a van into a group of people...
Muenster, Germany
Candles and flowers are placed at the site where, on April 7, a man drove a van into a group of people...
Candles and flowers are placed at the site where, on April 7, a man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a popular restaurant in the old city centre of Muenster, Germany April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler
GERMANY-CRASH/
RTX5JQHK
April 08, 2018
Flowers are seen on the site where on April 7 a man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside...
Muenster, Germany
Flowers are seen on the site where on April 7 a man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside...
Flowers are seen on the site where on April 7 a man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a popular restaurant in the old city centre of Muenster, Germany April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
SPAIN-UNREST/MADRID
RTS1NXRP
March 16, 2018
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid, Spain,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-UNREST/MADRID
RTS1NXPH
March 16, 2018
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid, Spain,...
Madrid, Spain
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid
A woman cries as she attends a gathering to protest the death of a street hawker in central Madrid, Spain, March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera
JAPAN-DISASTER/ANNIVERSARY
RTS1N1P9
March 11, 2018
A woman lights a candle as she prays for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster,...
Tokyo, Japan
Woman lights a candle as she prays for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster,...
A woman lights a candle as she prays for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, at a park in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2018, to mark the seventh-year anniversary of the disaster that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
JAPAN-DISASTER/ANNIVERSARY
RTS1N1NU
March 11, 2018
A woman attends a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT), the time when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake...
Tokyo, Japan
Woman attends a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m., the time when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off...
A woman attends a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. (0546 GMT), the time when the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast in 2011, during a rally in Tokyo, Japan March 11, 2018, to mark the seventh-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Wider Image
Wider Image
Journey on a caravan of misery
37 PICTURES
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VUH
March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez packs her belongings before traveling by bus to Chile, at her home in Caracas, Venezuela,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez packs her belongings before traveling by bus to Chile, at her home in Caracas, Venezuela, November 2, 2017. Alejandra Rodriguez, 23, accountant at an import company, said she had never wanted to leave Venezuela, and especially not on a bus, "I had never even thought of Chile in my entire life! But because of the situation I had to". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VUF
March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda (C) talks on the phone, as he stands next to his girlfriend Glenys Reyes, before he travels...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda (C) talks on the phone, as he stands next to his girlfriend Glenys Reyes, before he travels by bus to Chile, at their home in Caracas, Venezuela, November 2, 2017. The night before the bus was due to leave, Naveda received several calls from friends to invite him for a drink and farewell party, but he preferred to stay at home with his girlfriend. The atmosphere was melancholic. In the end the bus did not leave the next day, because the road was blocked by protests in Colombia. He had to wait four more days to start his journey to Chile. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VU9
March 02, 2018
Houses are seen in Caracas, Venezuela, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Houses are seen in Caracas, Venezuela, January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VU4
March 02, 2018
Josmer Rivas (L) eats a Venezuelan arepa for breakfast as he and his family wait for the bus to travel...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Josmer Rivas (L) eats a Venezuelan arepa for breakfast as he and his family wait for the bus to travel from Caracas to Ecuador at the Rutas de America's bus station in Caracas, Venezuela, November 3, 2017. Protests about land reform in Colombia led to the Pan-American highway being blocked so the bus was cancelled that day and Rivas left a few days later. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTW
March 02, 2018
Carlos Rivero (C), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, looks at the display of products in...
Santiago, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Carlos Rivero (C), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, looks at the display of products in the counter of a shop in Santiago, Chile, November 18, 2017. Due to the Venezuelan economic crisis the variety and availability of basic products has dramatically reduced in recent years. For the newly arrived migrants to see the variety of cheeses and sausages available in a butcher's shop, or walk along the aisles of a fully stocked supermarket to make their first purchases, could be an overwhelming experience. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTL
March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda (L) looks at his cellphone as he travels by bus from Caracas to Chile, in Tulcan, Ecuador,...
Tulcan, Ecuador
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda (L) looks at his cellphone as he travels by bus from Caracas to Chile, in Tulcan, Ecuador, November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTJ
March 02, 2018
Poorer by the day, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have concluded that escape is their only option....
ZORRITOS, Peru
The Wider Image: A 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 spectacular landscapes, including the vertiginous Andean mountain range and the world's driest desert in Chile. But even though the Venezuelans were awed by the views whizzing by their window, their minds were mostly on the land they had left behind - and the uncertainty facing them in the lands ahead. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "The bus station was like a funeral home. Families were weeping and hugging, saying their goodbyes. Everybody was sad and scared - the ones leaving because they were facing an uncertain future, and the ones staying behind because they were facing muggings, shortages of food and an even more uncertain future. I hoped that by sharing this journey with my fellow Venezuelans, I could help show the rest of the world what most of us are facing every day." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: VENEZUELA-BUS/
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTI
March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda (R), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, carries a package of dry dog food during...
CONCON, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda (R), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, carries a package of dry dog food during his first day working in a pet shop in Concon, Chile, November 16, 2017. Adrian went out to look for work the day after arriving in Chile and a couple of hours after distributing his resume got a call from a pet shop at a commercial area near where he was staying. He started to work that same day. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTG
March 02, 2018
Natacha Rodriguez (L), traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, smokes a cigarette as she stands by her...
Copiapo, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Natacha Rodriguez (L), traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, smokes a cigarette as she stands by her son David Vargas and her sister Alejandra Rodriguez while they wait to board the bus at a road services complex in Copiapo, Chile, November 14, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "After seven days traveling by bus, getting out for a few minutes to stretch your legs and go to the bathroom, even if you didn't need to, was the best way to break the monotony". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VTE
March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez (C) and her sister Natacha Rodriguez (R), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to...
CONCON, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez (C) and her sister Natacha Rodriguez (R), who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, talk with their housemates as they prepare to sleep at their house in Concon, Chile, November 20, 2017. Natacha, her son David, her sister Alejandra and Adrian (a family friend), arrived at the small apartment rented by a group of Venezuelan friends. Even though they were already living in cramped conditions, they happily offered the newcomers a place to stay while they got on their feet. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VT9
March 02, 2018
An emergency exit sign is lit up inside a bus in Chimbote, Peru, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia...
Chimbote, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
An emergency exit sign is lit up inside a bus in Chimbote, Peru, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VT5
March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez, who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, uses her cellphone to speak with her...
CONCON, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez, who travelled by bus from Venezuela to Chile, uses her cellphone to speak with her boyfriend who lives in Venezuela, as she sits at a bench of a shopping mall near her house to take advantage of a free internet connection in Concon, Chile, November 20, 2017. Alejandra walked several blocks during the night to a shopping mall and sat for hours in front of the closed stores, to use the free internet network and chat with her loved ones in Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VENEZUELA-BUS/
RTX50VT1
March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, records voice messages to send at the next free...
QUILLAGUA, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, records voice messages to send at the next free internet spot while he waits to board the bus at a customs point in Quillagua, Chile, November 14, 2017. Not being able to keep in touch with loved ones, was one of the things that most worried the travelers during the journey, so they were always trying to connect to the internet. Adrian said several times that he missed his mother and his girlfriend, so he decided to record messages for them despite not being able to send them or receive an answer, until the next free wifi network. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
A barren landscape is seen from the bathroom window of a bus on the road near Antofagasta, Chile, November...
Antofagasta, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
A barren landscape is seen from the bathroom window of a bus on the road near Antofagasta, Chile, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, sleeps while she rides on the bus in Iquique,...
Iquique, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, sleeps while she rides on the bus in Iquique, Chile, November 14, 2017. After traveling by bus for seven days through five countries, everyone either had found a comfortable position to sleep in their seats or were so tired that it did not matter how they slept. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda compares the data on passports and bus tickets ahead of his trip to Chile, at his home...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda compares the data on passports and bus tickets ahead of his trip to Chile, at his home in Caracas, Venezuela, November 1, 2017. Naveda, 23, car battery salesman, had been pondering whether to leave Venezuela for a while, but only decided to go when his school friend Alejandra Rodriguez told him she was emigrating too. "I sold my two motorbikes to fund the trip" Naveda said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
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March 02, 2018
Wilder Perez uses his hand to shade himself from the setting sun as he drives a Rutas de America bus...
Valencia, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Wilder Perez uses his hand to shade himself from the setting sun as he drives a Rutas de America bus through Valencia, Venezuela, November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
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March 02, 2018
Madelein Rosal cries while she talks on the phone before boarding a bus to travel from Caracas to Guayaquil,...
Caracas, Venezuela
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Madelein Rosal cries while she talks on the phone before boarding a bus to travel from Caracas to Guayaquil, at the Rutas de America's bus station in Caracas, Venezuela, November 7, 2017. Rosal, 28, a hotel worker, decided to emigrate after the ruling Socialist Party won the October 2017 gubernatorial elections, leaving the opposition in disarray. "I'm leaving heartbroken" said Rosal, who entrusted her 8-year-old son to the care of her mother. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TO MATCH SPECIAL REPORT XXX
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March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez (R) talks to her sister Natacha Rodriguez (2nd L), while she, her son David Vargas...
SUPE PUERTO, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez (R) talks to her sister Natacha Rodriguez (2nd L), while she, her son David Vargas (L) and Adrian Naveda, have a meal with the food they brought from Caracas route to Chile, at a restaurant in Supe Puerto, Peru, November 12, 2017. Most of the migrants were very short of money and unsure how much they would need to settle in their new homes, so they tried to save as much as possible. At rest stops some could afford to buy hot food but others had to continue eating the sandwiches and canned food they brought from Caracas. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
The shoes of Alvaro Betancourt, who is traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, are seen through a hole...
Tumbes, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
The shoes of Alvaro Betancourt, who is traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, are seen through a hole in a door while he takes a shower at a bus station in Tumbes, Peru, November 11, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "At the bus terminal in Tumbes the bathroom was in a bad state of repair; the toilets were dirty and didn't work properly, the floor and walls of the showers were covered in fungus, to the point that someone placed a piece of wood on the floor so they could stand under the water without touching the floor. But after several days without bathing, the conditions of the bathroom were not so important, so one by one, most of the travelers took a shower before continuing on the road". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
The road winds around the side of a hill in Atico, Peru, November 13, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "The...
ATICO, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
The road winds around the side of a hill in Atico, Peru, November 13, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "The view from the first row of seats on the top floor of the bus was amazing. At moments there was a feeling of emptiness as the road disappeared around a bend and mist descended and blurred the horizon. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
Karelys Betancourt, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, drinks a cup of tea while she recovers from...
OCONA, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Karelys Betancourt, traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, drinks a cup of tea while she recovers from motion sickness in Ocona, Peru, November 13, 2017. At this stage of the trip the group of Venezuelan migrants were traveling on the top floor of the bus, because it was cheaper, but the motion was stronger. When Karelys started to get sick, the bus hostess gave her tea without sugar and recommended that she should go and sit on the stairs in front of the bathroom to recover. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
Natacha Rodriguez (C), traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, talks with fellow travelers while they...
Tumbes, Peru
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Natacha Rodriguez (C), traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, talks with fellow travelers while they wait to board at the bus station in Tumbes, Peru, November 11, 2017. In Tumbes, the first stop after crossing from Ecuador to Peru, passengers had to transport their luggage by three-wheel moto taxis from the arrival point to another bus station, as each company has its own terminal. When they got there, they realized that the only way to buy the tickets to continue the journey was with Peruvian soles. So they talked and agreed that one group would go to an exchange house several blocks away, carrying everyone's cash, while others waited and took care of the luggage. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
Adrian Naveda, Alejandra Rodriguez and her nephew David Vargas (R-L), traveling by bus from Caracas to...
Arica, Chile
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Adrian Naveda, Alejandra Rodriguez and her nephew David Vargas (R-L), traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, smile after crossing the border between Peru and Chile at the migration office in Arica, Chile, November 13, 2017. Getting to Chile was the goal, but everyone was a little worried, because they knew this was the border where the authorities could ask them tricky questions. As they walked out of the migration office in Arica, happiness and a mood of "We made it!" took over, even though they still had two more days on the road ahead of them. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
Josmer Rivas, 7, traveling by bus from Caracas to Guayaquil with his mother, embraces his father upon...
Guayaquil, Ecuador
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Josmer Rivas, 7, traveling by bus from Caracas to Guayaquil with his mother, embraces his father upon arrival at the bus station in Guayaquil, Ecuador, November 10, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "Josmer's mother, Genesis Corro, told me that her husband would be waiting for them at the Guayaquil bus terminal and that her son was very excited to see his father, who moved there from Venezuela four months ago. As soon as we arrived, I hurriedly got off the bus so I could witness their reunion. Josmer ran out and jumped into his arms, happiness was overflowing from his eyes, undoubtedly one of the most emotional moments during the journey". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
A truck drives past a Rutas de America bus traveling the route between Cucuta and Guayaquil near Bucaramanga,...
Bucaramanga, Colombia
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
A truck drives past a Rutas de America bus traveling the route between Cucuta and Guayaquil near Bucaramanga, Colombia, November 8, 2017. Carlos Garcia Rawlins: "Much of the journey through Colombia is on busy narrow roads in the Andean mountains, full of sharp curves. It was shocking to see how close the trucks pass by. On several occasions when we reached a curve, we had to stop and wait for another vehicle to pass before the bus could keep going". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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March 02, 2018
Alejandra Rodriguez, who is traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, puts her passport on a desk while...
HUAQUILLAS, Ecuador
The Wider Image: A journey on a caravan of misery
Alejandra Rodriguez, who is traveling by bus from Caracas to Chile, puts her passport on a desk while she waits in line to stamp it at the binational border service centre in Huaquillas, Ecuador, November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "RAWLINS BUS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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