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December 18, 2019
Carlos Flores, 15, who is underweight for his stature according to his mother Blanca Naveda, stands in...
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
The Wider Image: Malnutrition curses the children of Venezuela
Carlos Flores, 15, who is underweight for his stature according to his mother Blanca Naveda, stands in front of pictures of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez at his house in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, August 14, 2019. Naveda, who primarily relies on government subsidised bags of food to feed her family, said: "It has not arrived in a month and a half." "Right now, thank God we have the food from the bag, that's how we get by." She said, "One day we were here with nothing and my husband arrived in the afternoon and what we had was one plantain and I had to share it with the three of them (referring to her three sons), and that's what they ate." "Sometimes when we have gone almost two days without eating, I've seen them lose weight". She also said, "I wish that things would normalise, that everything would get better. I wish the food would get cheaper, for us to be able to buy it, because not even a (bag of) flour can be bought, not (a bag) of flour, not a kilo of beans." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "VENEZUELA MALNUTRITION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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