Video: Venezuelans Dig Through Market’s Garbage to Feed Their Families
by FRANCES MARTEL
12 Dec 2016
A study finds that more than 2.4 million Venezuelans resort to eating garbage to survive, as video of this phenomenon surfaces – Venezuelans patiently waiting for markets to throw away their rotted produce and dig for anything remotely edible.
The video, published by the opposition website Dolar Today, shows throngs of people waiting behind markets for the daily refuse to be released. Once out, those waiting – many of them mothers who have no other recourse to feed their children – begin to dig through the items deemed too inedible to sell: half-rotted tomatoes, old lettuce, bags full of meat that butchers can no longer charge for: