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Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets


November 8, 2019

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Having decided it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland, Yenika Calderon spreads out her worldly possessions in the middle of a flea market in Venezuela's capital, hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain.

Millions of Venezuelans have already left on similar journeys in recent years, and many of those planning to follow are putting their hopes in street-side markets that are popping up across Caracas.

Calderon, 41, has trekked to one of the markets every Sunday in recent weeks, haggling with customers over prices...

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