AFP: Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis
Venezuelans are suffering economic and political turmoil that has caused food shortages and deadly unrest over recent months.
AFP interviewed five of the human faces of the crisis: ordinary citizens whose lives have been thrown into chaos.
- The bereaved -
Elizabeth Arana chokes on her tears as she sits in the morgue where her brother Roswill's body lies.
The 28-year-old policeman was shot dead, one of thousands of victims of deadly violence in Venezuela.
He left behind a four-year-old son. Media reports suggested he was killed for his motorbike. But his sister reckons it was a targeted assassination.
"I've got a pain in my insides," from the grief, she sobs.
The Venezuelan Violence Observatory, an NGO, estimates there were 90 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants last year -- some 28,000 killings overall including killings during police operations.
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