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VENEZUELA: Picking a Living in a Hellish Landscape

World  (tags: poverty, Venezuela, economy, garbage pickers, jobs, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

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Garbage pickers, emaciated dogs and carrion birds alike all hunt for items of value at the Cambalache garbage dump, before they have to give way to the smouldering fire that burns up to 900 tonnes of waste a day in the open air, spreading its smoke over


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Carol H (229)
Friday October 7, 2011, 5:41 am
noted, thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Friday October 7, 2011, 6:00 am
Really grim reading. Thanks for posting it and for reminding me to count my blessings every day. No human being should have to live like this and "there but for the grace of God go I."

Carol Cox (0)
Friday October 7, 2011, 6:06 am
this is true ALL over Venezuela... I live in Maracaibo and there are 2 municipal garbage landfills. you know the day they burn tires because of the huge cloud of black smoke. very often people are crushed to death by the dump trucks as they try to be the first to get to the "new" stuff. nothing is said or allowed to be put in the media.. nothing is recycled.

Robert O (12)
Friday October 7, 2011, 12:31 pm

Gloria H (88)
Friday October 7, 2011, 5:55 pm
Happens in Brazil too.You would think with all the $ the Catholic church accumulates by guilt dumping on the populace, they could afford to at the very least, provide a simple coffin for the children. Oh, so busy saving souls, no time to approach the government and try to get some health standards for these unfortunate people. Soup kitchens to give nourishment to the body so at least they can fight disease better.Jesus would be right there sloshing through the mud.

Fred Krohn (34)
Friday October 7, 2011, 7:39 pm
This is the 'legacy' of that diseased get of a rabid rat and a sick llama Hugo Chavez. Down with tyrants and Communism, down with Hugo! May Hassan's descendants remove him permanently from power!

janet f (29)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 4:54 am
Has anyone alerted Sean Penn and his good friend Hugo Chavez about this?

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 8:11 am

Marianna Molnar (9)
Saturday October 8, 2011, 10:42 am

Susan L (150)
Sunday October 9, 2011, 1:36 am
No persons should have to live like this! It is very sad.
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