Raúl Ammiel, 70, participates in an anti-government demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, in May. Ammiel is well known in the city for handing out free toys to needy children at Christmas, but now he says it’s seniors who need help.
Raúl Ammiel, 70, participates in an anti-government demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, in May. Ammiel is well known in the city for handing out free toys to needy children at Christmas, but now he says it’s seniors who need help. Cody Weddle Special to the Miami Herald
Raúl Ammiel, 70, participates in an anti-government demonstration in Caracas, Venezuela, in May. Ammiel is well known in the city for handing out free toys to needy children at Christmas, but now he says it’s seniors who need help. Cody Weddle Special to the Miami Herald

For Venezuelan seniors, the ‘golden years’ mean picking through garbage for food

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