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They fled Venezuela by boat - then vanished
Eight months pregnant, Bastardo faced forbidding choices in a nation whose economy has collapsed. Give birth in Venezuela, where newborns are dying at alarming rates in shortage-plagued maternity wards. Or board a crowded smuggler's boat bound for Trinidad, the largest of two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Her husband, Kennier Berra, had landed there in February, found work and beckoned her to join him.
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June 14, 2019
The niece of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
The niece of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, casts her shadow at her relatives' home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3, 2019. A taxi dropped Maroly Bastardo and her two small children by a cemetery not far from the shore in northeast Venezuela. She still had time to change her mind.

Eight months pregnant, Bastardo faced forbidding choices in a nation whose economy has collapsed. Give birth in Venezuela, where newborns are dying at alarming rates in shortage-plagued maternity wards. Or board a crowded smuggler's boat bound for Trinidad, the largest of two islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Her husband, Kennier Berra, had landed there in February, found work and beckoned her to join him. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Carolina Gil shows a picture of her daughter Maroly Bastardo at her home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Carolina Gil shows a picture of her daughter Maroly Bastardo at her home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. Neither Bastardo or her children could swim. Barely three weeks earlier, 27 people had gone missing after a migrant boat went down in the narrow stretch of water separating Venezuela from Trinidad. The strait, known for its treacherous currents, is nicknamed the Dragon's Mouths.

But the 19-year old hairdresser was determined. On May 16, she and the kids packed into an aging fishing vessel along with 31 other people, including three relatives of her husband. They snapped cellphone photos from the shore near the port town of Guiria, where thousands of Venezuelans have departed in recent years, and messaged loved ones goodbye. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A local resident points on a map at an area nicknamed the Dragon's Mouths, where Maroly Bastardo, an...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A local resident points on a map at an area nicknamed the Dragon's Mouths, where Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 23. The craft, the Ana Maria, never arrived. No migrants or wreckage have been found.

A man believed to be the boat's pilot, a 25-year-old Venezuelan named Alberto Abreu, was plucked from the sea on May 17 by a fisherman and taken to nearby Grenada. Abreu told his rescuer the Ana Maria had sunk the night before. He fled before police could complete their investigation, Grenadian authorities said, and hasn't been spotted since. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of a trail taken by migrants, among them eight months pregnant woman Maroly Bastardo and her children,...
GUIRIA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of a trail taken by migrants, among them eight months pregnant woman Maroly Bastardo and her children, along with her husband's sister, uncle and father, prior to boarding a smuggler's boat that planned to take them from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. The disappearance of Bastardo, five relatives and her unborn child underscores the ever-more perilous lengths Venezuelans are taking to escape a nation in freefall. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Boats are docked at Alcan Bay, in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 12, 2019. Years of economic...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Boats are docked at Alcan Bay, in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago, June 12, 2019. Years of economic mismanagement by the socialist government have crippled the oil-rich nation of Venezuela with hyperinflation, shortages and misery. An estimated 4 million people - about 12% of the populace - have fled the South American country in just the last five years.

The vast majority have traveled overland to neighboring Colombia and Brazil. But in images reminiscent of desperate Cubans fleeing their homeland in decades past, Venezuelans increasingly are taking to the sea in rickety boats. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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June 14, 2019
Relatives of Maroly Bastardo show a t-shirt of Maroly at their home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. Years...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Relatives of Maroly Bastardo show a t-shirt of Maroly at their home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. Years of economic mismanagement by the socialist government have crippled the oil-rich nation of Venezuela with hyperinflation, shortages and misery. An estimated 4 million people - about 12% of the populace - have fled the South American country in just the last five years.

The vast majority have traveled overland to neighboring Colombia and Brazil. But in images reminiscent of desperate Cubans fleeing their homeland in decades past, Venezuelans increasingly are taking to the sea in rickety boats. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Aranza, sister of Maroly Bastardo, plays outside their house in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Aranza, sister of Maroly Bastardo, plays outside their house in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
An oil pipeline from petroleum plant crosses a field on the outskirts in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2....
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
An oil pipeline from petroleum plant crosses a field on the outskirts in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. Bastardo grew up in El Tigre, an interior boomtown in Venezuela's famed Orinoco Oil Belt, the source of much of the nation's oil wealth.

Carolina, Bastardo's mother, worked in the kitchen of a fancy hotel that catered to visiting oil executives. Bastardo attended private school and talked of becoming a doctor. She and her little sister, Aranza, sang songs in the bedroom they shared.

The good times faded with mismanagement of state-run oil company PDVSA by late President Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro. With government loyalists at the helm of the company, oil revenue funded social programs while basic maintenance and investment tumbled. Skilled petroleum professionals fled for opportunities abroad. Despite possessing some of the world's largest oil reserves, Venezuela has seen oil production slump by about 75% since the turn of the century, when it was producing 3 million barrels a day. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of a maternity room of Felipe Guevara Rojas Hospital in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. The fallout...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of a maternity room of Felipe Guevara Rojas Hospital in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. The fallout hit El Tigre hard. The swanky hotel closed its doors and Carolina lost her job. Bastardo quit school at age 16 to earn a few dollars a week cutting hair. She and Berra, a construction worker, had two children, Dylan and Victoria.

With another baby on the way - a little boy they planned to name Isaac Jesus - Berra left in February for Trinidad. He found a job frying chicken and laid plans for his family to follow. Bastardo would require a Caesarean section, her third. The prospect of giving birth in the local hospital terrified her, her mother said. At the Luis Felipe Guevara Rojas Hospital in El Tigre, signs at the maternity ward inform women in need of Caesareans to bring their own antibiotics, needles, surgical sutures and IV drip. Even electricity isn't a given. Doctors there said the power fails almost daily, forcing them to rely on backup generators.
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June 14, 2019
A friend of Maroly Bastardo, shows a picture of the boat that Bastardo and her family boarded, in Guiria,...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A friend of Maroly Bastardo, shows a picture of the boat that Bastardo and her family boarded, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. Trinidad would almost certainly have better medical care, Bastardo and Berra reckoned. An extra incentive: a child born there would be a citizen and could make it easier for them to obtain legal residency someday. Family members would accompany Bastardo to watch out for her and the little ones, 3-year-old Dylan and Victoria, 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Children play on the beach shore of 'La Salina' area from where Maroly Bastardo, boarded a smuggler's...
GUIRIA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Children play on the beach shore of 'La Salina' area from where Maroly Bastardo, boarded a smuggler's boat and disappeared in the Caribbean Sea during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. On April 2, Bastardo, the children, and her sister-in-law Katerin traveled 500 kilometers by taxi to the port of Guiria. Located on Venezuela's remote and lawless Paria Peninsula, the city is known as a hub of migrant tracking and drug running.

There they joined Berra's father, Luis, and his Uncle Antonio, who would also make the trip. The six settled into a rundown hotel above a Chinese restaurant to make final preparations. They hung out with a friend of Luis's, Raymond Acosta, a 37-year-old local mechanic.

Luis took charge of securing their places in a smuggler's boat. A construction worker, he and his wife had already emigrated to Trinidad and had helped other relatives make the journey in recent years.

Acosta said Luis had negotiated a price of $1,000 for all six members of the party: $400 payable up front, with the balance due in Trinidad, U.S. dollars only.

But as the departure approached, the smuggler jacked up the price. They would need an extra $500 cash up front. Rather than back out, Luis had his wife in Trinidad drain their savings, and he arranged for a contact there to transport the cash to Guiria. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Relatives of the people who disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Relatives of the people who disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, gather outside the coast guard building in Guiria, Venezuela, May 23. Another setback followed on April 23: A migrant boat heading for Trinidad with 37 passengers overturned in the Dragon's Mouths. Rescuers found nine survivors and a corpse; the rest remain missing, according to Venezuela's Civil Protection and Disaster Management Authority.

Smugglers hunkered down for a few weeks, according to people involved in the boat trade in Guiria. The family's crossing was delayed.

News of the accident unnerved Bastardo's mother in El Tigre. The night before the scheduled departure, Carolina begged her daughter to reconsider.

Bastardo replied via text: "Mothers have to do what they can to help their children....Don't worry. Better times are coming." REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A car travels along a street next to a sculpture depicting a tiger in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. Before...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A car travels along a street next to a sculpture depicting a tiger in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. Before they boarded, Bastardo snapped a cellphone photo of Katerin, Dylan and Victoria with their backs to the camera, staring out to sea. She sent it to her family.

The plan was to arrive at the Trinidadian port of Chaguaramas under cover of darkness. The 70-kilometer journey from Guiria typically takes about four hours, putting them in port around 8:30 p.m. at the latest. Luis wanted his son there early.

"At 6.30 in Chaguaramas, be waiting," he texted Berra at 4:37 p.m. as their voyage got underway.

Those who know the route say pilots headed for Chaguaramas carrying migrants typically navigate along the coastline until reaching the eastern tip of the Paria Peninsula around nightfall. At that point, the lights of Trinidad’s towns are visible as they prepare to enter the final 20-kilometer stretch, the Dragon's Mouths.

Evening turned to night. The Ana Maria didn't show. Berra said he paced anxiously until police arrived at midnight on the Chaguaramas dock and told him to leave. He said he returned early Friday morning and waited all day and deep into the second night. Still nothing. He repeated the vigil on Saturday. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A sculpture depicting a tiger is seen in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. In El Tigre, Bastardo's family...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A sculpture depicting a tiger is seen in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. In El Tigre, Bastardo's family was growing uneasy. She and the others were not returning text messages. On Friday, they heard instead from someone identifying himself only as Ramon. Locals in Guiria said Ramon had helped arrange for their relatives to cross by boat to Trinidad without documents, including on the Ana Maria. The vessel had engine trouble, Ramon wrote, but would soon be on its way.

"We are going to change the motors and continue," Ramon said in text messages viewed by Reuters.

In a telephone interview, Ramon said he works for an operation that takes people to Trinidad legally, with a limit of 10 passengers per vessel. He said he was simply passing along information given to him by an unidentified smuggler to ease the family’s fears. He declined to give his surname and denied he was involved in any illicit activity.

By Saturday, May 18, reports of the Ana Maria's disappearance had surfaced in the news and social media. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A homeless man kneels across from a graffiti that reads 'Maduro President', in El Tigre, Venezuela, June...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A homeless man kneels across from a graffiti that reads 'Maduro President', in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. Venezuelan authorities barely searched for the Ana Maria. The Civil Protection authority, in charge of maritime rescue, had no boats to send. Its half-dozen-or-so vessels are all in disrepair or missing parts, said Luisa Marin, an agency official in Guiria. The Venezuelan military sent out a boat from Guiria on Saturday, May 18, two days after the Ana Maria vanished, but the craft malfunctioned after 20 minutes and had to return to harbor, Marin and other locals said.

Trinidad's coast guard conducted its own search in Trinidadian waters, but spotted no signs of the Ana Maria or its passengers, National Security Minister Stuart Young said publicly on May 21. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A vandalized cross is located on a main avenue at the home town of Maroly Bastardo, in El Tigre, Venezuela,...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A vandalized cross is located on a main avenue at the home town of Maroly Bastardo, in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. With no wreckage or bodies found, some relatives of the missing say they believe the migrants were kidnapped by criminal gangs. But Trinidadian authorities have not presented any evidence that this happened. The National Security Ministry declined to comment.

Bastardo's mother, Carolina, 38, says she no longer sleeps. She scours the news and social media for any shred of information. Every time she reads that Trinidadian authorities have apprehended yet another group of undocumented Venezuelan migrants, she wonders if her Maroly might be among them.

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June 14, 2019
A general view of El Tigre city, hometown of Maroly Bastardo, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A general view of El Tigre city, hometown of Maroly Bastardo, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Local residents wait for a boat in a dock at Guiria, Venezuela, May 23. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Local residents wait for a boat in a dock at Guiria, Venezuela, May 23. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A girl holds a boat while playing at La Salina area from where Maroly Bastardo boarded a smuggler's boat...
GUIRIA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A girl holds a boat while playing at La Salina area from where Maroly Bastardo boarded a smuggler's boat and disappeared in the Caribbean Sea during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A taxi driver waits for customers outside a taxi firm in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A taxi driver waits for customers outside a taxi firm in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
An out-of-service school bus remains outside a school on the outskirts at El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4....
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
An out-of-service school bus remains outside a school on the outskirts at El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Mango fruits lie on the ground on the outskirts of El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Mango fruits lie on the ground on the outskirts of El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Vegetables are displayed for sale in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Vegetables are displayed for sale in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A customer waits in a car outside a local market in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A customer waits in a car outside a local market in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of Maroly Bastardo's home, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of Maroly Bastardo's home, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of the room of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of the room of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, at her home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A hotel room where Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A hotel room where Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, stayed before disappearing in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
Raymond Acosta, a friend of the family of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
Raymond Acosta, a friend of the family of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, talks with Reuters at his house in Guiria, Venezuela, May 24. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of a hair salon which was the workplace of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who,...
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The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of a hair salon which was the workplace of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 4. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A sign reading 'restricted access' is seen in the house of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A sign reading 'restricted access' is seen in the house of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A whiteboard of the Civil Protection authority shows search operations data of the Ana Maria boat, where...
GUIRIA, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A whiteboard of the Civil Protection authority shows search operations data of the Ana Maria boat, where Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, in Guiria, Venezuela, May 23. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
An non-operative oil pump is seen on the outskirts of El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
An non-operative oil pump is seen on the outskirts of El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A drawing of Venezuelan flag is seen in the room of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who,...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A drawing of Venezuelan flag is seen in the room of Maroly Bastardo, an eight months pregnant woman who, along with her children, her husband's sister, uncle and father, disappeared in the Caribbean Sea after boarding a smuggler's boat during an attempt to cross from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, at her home in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of an access to maternity department of Felipe Guevara Rojas Hospital in El Tigre, Venezuela,...
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of an access to maternity department of Felipe Guevara Rojas Hospital in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 3. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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June 14, 2019
A view of an empty industrial zone in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
El Tigre, Venezuela
The Wider Image: They fled Venezuela's crisis by boat - then vanished
A view of an empty industrial zone in El Tigre, Venezuela, June 2. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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