Day after day the crowds flock to the Expresos Flamingo bus terminal in Caracas to begin checking out of their crumbling nation.
The UN estimates 2.3 million Venezuelans have left the country since 2015. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images
Some carry their earthly possessions in suitcases or backpacks, others plastic bags containing water and snacks for the long journey ahead. All share a dogged determination to escape.
“Food became so expensive that for months we weren’t able to eat three meals a day,” says Harry Flores, 41, who has been queuing for nine days with his family in the hope of boarding a bus to Peru.
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When he does secure those seats, Flores, an unemployed computer engineer who sold