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Amid Venezuelan Crisis, Some Poor Parents Give Away Children

Struggling to feed herself and her seven children, Venezuelan mother Zulay Pulgar asked a neighbor in October to take over care of her 6-year-old daughter, a victim of a pummeling economic crisis. The family lives on Pulgar’s father’s pension, worth $6 a month at the black market rate, in a country where prices for many basic goods are surpassing those in the United States. “It’s better that she has another family than go into prostitution, drugs or die of hunger,” the 43-year-old...

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