Scavenging for survival in oil-rich Venezuela

Indigenous community struggles as rubbish pickers while failing to benefit from southern city's prosperity.

    Parts of oil-rich Venezuela are benefiting from high oil prices, but a significant number of poverty-stricken communities say they have been marginalised by the government.

    In the southern city of Ciudad Guayana, many members of the Warao community - an indigenous group which says it has not seen the benefits of the city's booming oil industry - have been forced to scavenge through massive trash dumps in order to survive.

    Al Jazeera's Rhodri Davies reports from Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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