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Older Venezuelans Also Deserve to Rebuild Their Lives Abroad

Expand United Nations refugee agency housing units in one of its shelters in Boa Vista, Roraima state, October 20, 2019.  © 2019 Tamara Taraciuk Broner By Vira Tarnavska and Verity McGivern “At least we have food here,” Jorge Martínez*, 61, says with a sigh. During the bustling lunch hour, as Venezuelan adults and children rushed to line up for food at one of the 13 refugee shelters in Brazil’s Roraima State, Martínez sits down to share how he found himself here.   “I’m here waiting to get called for a job.” Martínez was a truck driver in Venezuela. But as conditions in Venezuela’s Bolívar…

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