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VENEZUELA-MIGRATION/WOMAN
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June 19, 2019
Venezuelan migrant Rosalba Barrios, poses for a picture with her daughter Joselin and her two granddaughters...
Tumbes, Peru
The Wider Image: Venezuelan mothers, children in tow, rush to migrate
Venezuelan migrant Rosalba Barrios, poses for a picture with her daughter Joselin and her two granddaughters Horailyn, 11, and Rogerlin, 8, while they wait to process their documents at the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border service centre, before they continue their journey, on the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 16, 2019. "We can't survive on what they were sending anymore," said Barrios, a 51-year-old mother of eight crossing the border with a daughter and two grandkids, on their way to join her adult children in Lima. Barrios, a seamstress, described a family torn apart by dysfunction in Venezuela. Within 18 months of each other, she lost her 28-year-old son in one of Caracas' frequent armed robberies and her 83-year-old mother to cancer due shortages of medicine. "Emigrating isn't easy," Barrios said, crying. "I never wanted to leave. Not me. It's not easy to say goodbye. To leave the life you know." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "MOTHERS REFUGEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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