The Wider Image: Venezuelan mothers, children in tow, rush to migrate
Venezuelan migrant Juviamdy Garcia, 19, poses for a picture with her son Luian, 2, after having processed their documents at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service centre, before they continue their journey, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 17, 2019. Garcia, a paramedic, is travelling with her son to reunite with her husband who has been living in Peru for a year. "We arrived in San Antonio (in Venezuela) on Monday, and (the guide) helped us cross (the border) using the pathways. When we got to the other side, the Colombian police stopped us and made us return, we had to go back to the river, but that time just with the children, because nobody helped us to return." After a week travelling, "I only have $20 left to get to where I'm going, because I have to go to Lima, but I don't know how far I can get," Garcia said. "My son has been sick; I had to take him to the doctor. He has been under treatment because he has amoebiasis; he had diarrhoea and blood in his stools." "I want to be in my country, my dream is to be a doctor, I studied at the university, but I had to leave because I got pregnant and also because I had a terrible experience. I was in a classroom, and suddenly some men entered with guns, and they robbed us all, they (assaulted) a woman classmate and beat others." "I said to my mother, I didn't want to go there anymore." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "MOTHERS REFUGEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.