Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, 41, holds her 10-month-old baby Gael, while standing inside her apartment with suitcases packed with personal belongings to sell at a secondhand market, in Caracas, Venezuela. Deciding that it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland of Venezuela, Calderon hopes the money she makes will give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, a woman walks through a secondhand market in Caracas, Venezuela. Residents across Venezuela have increasingly turned to second-hand street markets as migration continues unabated, some that pop up on Sundays or get organized through social media. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, left, watches customers look through her personal belongings at a secondhand market, in Caracas, Venezuela. Calderon, 41, who is hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain, has trekked to the secondhand market every Sunday in recent weeks, haggling with customers over prices for her favorite handbags and her son’s baby clothes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, women look through used clothing at a secondhand market in Caracas, Venezuela. Some of the secondhand street markets pop up on Sundays or get organized through social media. Sellers bank on peddling personal items like clothes and household items to finance a new life abroad. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, 41, packs a suitcase with personal items to sell at a secondhand market in an effort to make enough money leave the country, in Caracas, Venezuela. Calderon has spent the past few Sundays haggling with customers over prices for her favorite handbags and her son’s baby clothes. “There are no options for him here,” Calderon said. “I want to be able to go to the supermarket and get the best milk for my son. Here, I can’t.” (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuelans charting escape selling off past at flea markets

In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, 41, holds her 10-month-old baby Gael, while standing inside her apartment with suitcases packed with personal belongings to sell at a secondhand market, in Caracas, Venezuela. Deciding that it's time to abandon her crisis-torn homeland of Venezuela, Calderon hopes the money she makes will give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Sept. 29, 2019 photo, a woman walks through a secondhand market in Caracas, Venezuela. Residents across Venezuela have increasingly turned to second-hand street markets as migration continues unabated, some that pop up on Sundays or get organized through social media. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, left, watches customers look through her personal belongings at a secondhand market, in Caracas, Venezuela. Calderon, 41, who is hoping to pocket enough money to give her young family a fresh start far away in Spain, has trekked to the secondhand market every Sunday in recent weeks, haggling with customers over prices for her favorite handbags and her son’s baby clothes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, women look through used clothing at a secondhand market in Caracas, Venezuela. Some of the secondhand street markets pop up on Sundays or get organized through social media. Sellers bank on peddling personal items like clothes and household items to finance a new life abroad. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, Yenika Calderon, 41, packs a suitcase with personal items to sell at a secondhand market in an effort to make enough money leave the country, in Caracas, Venezuela. Calderon has spent the past few Sundays haggling with customers over prices for her favorite handbags and her son’s baby clothes. “There are no options for him here,” Calderon said. “I want to be able to go to the supermarket and get the best milk for my son. Here, I can’t.” (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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