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Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Electricity has largely been restored to the capital city of Caracas after two nation-wide power outages in March and April.

But many other parts of Venezuela now have power for only several hours per day under a rationing plan put in effect by President Nicolas Maduro.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, poses for a photo with her 83-year-old grandmother, while...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, poses for a photo with her 83-year-old grandmother, while they wait for the electricity to return, at her house during a blackout in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. "I have not had dialysis for two days because there has been no electricity. I am scared." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a patient with kidney disease, reacts during a dialysis session, after a blackout,...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a patient with kidney disease, reacts during a dialysis session, after a blackout, at a dialysis centre in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 11, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, stands in her house during a blackout in La Concepcion,...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, stands in her house during a blackout in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. "I have not had dialysis for two days because there has been no electricity. I am scared." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
The hands of Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, and her 83-year-old grandmother, are seen...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
The hands of Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, and her 83-year-old grandmother, are seen as they pose for a photo, while they wait for the electricity to return, at her house during a blackout, in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. "I have not had dialysis for two days because there has been no electricity. I am scared." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, poses for a photo after a dialysis session, near her home...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, poses for a photo after a dialysis session, near her home in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 26, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. "I have not had dialysis for two days because there has been no electricity. I am scared." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, prepares her breakfast, before a day of dialysis, at her...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, prepares her breakfast, before a day of dialysis, at her home, during a blackout in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 29, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. "I have not had dialysis for two days because there has been no electricity. I am scared." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A chair stands next to kitchen equipment in the house of Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient,...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A chair stands next to kitchen equipment in the house of Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, during a blackout in La Concepcion, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, reacts during a dialysis session at a dialysis...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, reacts during a dialysis session at a dialysis centre, after a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 13, 2019. Avila said she woke up feeling ill one recent morning after receiving just one hour and 40 minutes of treatment the prior day due to lack of power and equipment shortages at her Maracaibo clinic. She said she feels like she is choking when she does not receive full treatment. "I just ask God that if I die, it will not be of choking," said Avila. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, cries due to pain in her house during a blackout...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, cries due to pain in her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. Avila said she woke up feeling ill one recent morning after receiving just one hour and 40 minutes of treatment the prior day due to lack of power and equipment shortages at her Maracaibo clinic. She said she feels like she is choking when she does not receive full treatment. "I just ask God that if I die, it will not be of choking," said Avila. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, travels by bus after a dialysis session at a dialysis...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, travels by bus after a dialysis session at a dialysis centre in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 26, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, holds her stomach due to pain, in her house during...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, holds her stomach due to pain, in her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. Avila said she woke up feeling ill one recent morning after receiving just one hour and 40 minutes of treatment the prior day due to lack of power and equipment shortages at her Maracaibo clinic. She said she feels like she is choking when she does not receive full treatment. "I just ask God that if I die, it will not be of choking," said Avila. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a kidney disease patient, reacts during a dialysis session, at a dialysis centre...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a kidney disease patient, reacts during a dialysis session, at a dialysis centre in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Patients with kidney disease wait with their relatives for a dialysis session at a dialysis centre after...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Patients with kidney disease wait with their relatives for a dialysis session at a dialysis centre after a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a patient with kidney disease, waits for the electricity to return, as his grandson...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a patient with kidney disease, waits for the electricity to return, as his grandson lays beside him on the floor, in his house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, who has kidney disease, is helped by his sons, as he leaves his house to go to...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, who has kidney disease, is helped by his sons, as he leaves his house to go to the dialysis centre, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, holds her stomach due to pain in her house during...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Lesbia Avila de Molina, 53, a kidney disease patient, holds her stomach due to pain in her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. Avila said she woke up feeling ill one recent morning after receiving just one hour and 40 minutes of treatment the prior day due to lack of power and equipment shortages at her Maracaibo clinic. She said she feels like she is choking when she does not receive full treatment. "I just ask God that if I die, it will not be of choking," said Avila. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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May 15, 2019
Children use mobile phones during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Children use mobile phones during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a patient with kidney disease, greets another kidney disease patient, as they...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Elimenes Fuenmayor, 65, a patient with kidney disease, greets another kidney disease patient, as they wait for the electricity to return during a blackout, in front of a dialysis centre, in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, sits in her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, sits in her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, rests under a tree after a day of dialysis, at her home...
La Concepcion, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Aidalis Guanipa, 25, a kidney disease patient, rests under a tree after a day of dialysis, at her home in La Concepcion, Venezuela April 26, 2019. "I should have been born rich to be able to buy myself a new kidney," said Guanipa. They get by on her 83-year-old grandmother's pension and from sales of homemade sweets. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Lino Lopez, husband of Maria Esis, who has kidney disease, uses his car to collect water during a blackout...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Lino Lopez, husband of Maria Esis, who has kidney disease, uses his car to collect water during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, sits next to her husband Lino Lopez, as they wait for the electricity...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, sits next to her husband Lino Lopez, as they wait for the electricity to return during a blackout, at their house in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, uses a telephone in front of her house during a blackout in...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Maria Esis, 52, a kidney disease patient, uses a telephone in front of her house during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A Venezuelan police officer orders a man and his sons to move from the street where he was asking for...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A Venezuelan police officer orders a man and his sons to move from the street where he was asking for donations, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Patients with kidney disease wait with their relatives, for electricity to return, in front of a dialysis...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Patients with kidney disease wait with their relatives, for electricity to return, in front of a dialysis centre during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A patient with kidney disease waits for a dialysis session, in a dialysis centre after a blackout in...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A patient with kidney disease waits for a dialysis session, in a dialysis centre after a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Maria Esis, 52, a patient with kidney disease, rests during a dialysis session at a dialysis centre,...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Maria Esis, 52, a patient with kidney disease, rests during a dialysis session at a dialysis centre, after a blackout, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
William Lopez, 45, a patient with kidney disease, waits for the electricity to return, at a dialysis...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
William Lopez, 45, a patient with kidney disease, waits for the electricity to return, at a dialysis centre, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 11, 2019. "The impotence that I feel makes me want to cry," said Lopez "Some people go to sleep while they are in treatment. I do not, because I am scared I will never wake up." REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
Car's headlights are seen in a neighbourhood during a blackout, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019....
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
Car's headlights are seen in a neighbourhood during a blackout, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A Venezuelan police officer orders a man to lift his shirt, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela,...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A Venezuelan police officer orders a man to lift his shirt, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A nurse waits for the electricity to return, at a dialysis centre, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela,...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A nurse waits for the electricity to return, at a dialysis centre, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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May 15, 2019
A nurse uses a mobile phone while she waits for the electricity to return in a dialysis centre, during...
Maracaibo, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Venezuela dialysis patients face uncertain fate after power cuts
A nurse uses a mobile phone while she waits for the electricity to return in a dialysis centre, during a blackout in Maracaibo, Venezuela, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino SEARCH "MARCELINO KIDNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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